Vice Provost for Research, Innovation, & Economic Development

UALR’s research profile has seen critical development in the last decade, generating almost $30 million in 2013 in competitive extramural awards from Federal, state and private sources. The campus is known for excellent engineering and information technology programs and research strengths that include advanced materials, nanomaterials, bioinformatics, robotics, information quality, and data science. In addition to strong department-based research projects, UALR is home to a number of unique centers that provide invaluable support for the university and the region. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnology Sciences (CINS) is a dynamic business incubator; the Emerging Analytics Center features a full-scale facility for simulation, modeling, and analysis of big data; the UALR Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) assists entrepreneurs at every stage of business development and growth; and MidSOUTH, the community service unit of the UALR School of Social Work, provides leadership, training, and product support in the areas of addiction, child welfare, technology, distance learning, and organizational development.