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Bishop and Stainback Appointed Research Integrity Officers

Wade Bishop and Joseph Stainback IV were recently appointed faculty fellows within the Office of Research and Engagement to serve as interim Research Integrity Officers.

In this role, Bishop and Stainback will provide leadership and assistance to the Assistant Research Integrity Officer in the areas of research integrity policies and procedures, training for responsible conduct of research, and the conduct of research misconduct allegation assessments. They will work closely with Robert Nobles, interim Vice Chancellor for Research, as well as other members of the compliance team, administrators, and researchers.

“I am grateful for the contributions that Wade and Joseph will be making to UT’s research integrity infrastructure,” said Nobles. “Our research integrity officers will fulfill a critical role in promoting the responsible conduct of research and assisting with allegations of research misconduct.”

Bishop, associate professor of information sciences, currently serves as chair of the Departmental Review Committee for the College of Communication and Information, is a member of the UT Institutional Review Board.

Before coming to UT, Bishop spent several years teaching at the University of Kentucky, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida. He is an accomplished researcher, serving as both a Principal Investigator and Co-PI for several funded projects.

Bishop earned his doctorate in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. He has worked as a reviewer for multiple organizations and publications, such as the Association of Library and Information Science Education, the Research Data Alliance, Government Information Quarterly, and The Library Quarterly.

Stainback is a research associate professor in the Tickle College of Engineering’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and a Baker Research Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy.

Before coming to UT, Stainback worked in the nuclear industry for over 30 years. He worked within the security departments of high consequence facilities such as Y-12, performing misconduct investigations, training, and developing policies and procedures.

Stainback earned his doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has served on a number of boards and committees, including the American Nuclear Society and the Y-12 Invention Review Board, and has even served as a pit crew member for NASCAR Racing in Hurt, Virginia, collecting data for his dissertation.