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Office of Research & Economic Development Organizational Chart


Office of Research & Economic Development Vice President 

Robert R. Twilley

Executive Assistant to the Vice President - Holly Carruth

Council on Research


Business Affairs Director - Andrew Cox

Business Officer - Melissa Esnault


Compliance, Operations & Arts Associate Vice President - Stephen D. Beck

Assistant to the Associate Vice President – Holly Carruth

Research Compliance Director - Debra Keppler

Assistant Director - Doug Villien

Compliance Coordinator - Kristin Dennis

Research Communication -


Humanities, Social Sciences & Allied Fields Associate Vice President - Janna Oetting 

Assistant to the Associate Vice President – Holly Carruth 


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Associate Vice President - TBD

Assistant to the Associate Vice President – Holly Carruth 

Shared Instrumentation Facility Director - Dongmei Cao

Director - Kelly Robertson

Coordinator - Catherine Davis 

Graduate Assistant



Office of Sponsored Programs Executive Director - Darya Courville

Associate Director - Tracy Wang

Associate Director - Rebecca Trahan


Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization Associate Vice President - Andrew J. Maas

Assistant Director - Vacant


Research Engagement Director - Julie Perkins

Economic Development & Industry Engagement Director - Greg Trahan

National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Executive Director - Bob Fudickar

Stephenson Center for Security, Research & Training Executive Director - James Olson

Strategic Research Communications Director - Elsa Hahne


Centers & Institutes 

Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices Director - Richard L. Kurtz

Center for Coastal Resiliency Interim Director - Robert Twilley

Center for Collaborative Knowledge Director – Prosanta Chakrabarty

Center for Computation & Technology Director - J. (Ram) Ramanujam)

Center for Energy Studies Interim Executive Director - Greg Upton

Coastal Studies Institute Director - Kehui (Kevin) Xu

Coastal Sustainability Studio Executive Director - Robert Twilley

Institute for Advanced Materials Deputy Director - Wen Jin Meng

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Executive Director - Julie Lively

Louisiana Space Consortium Director - Greg Guzik