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Leadership Team

Deborah Crawford, Vice Chancellor for Research

Deborah Crawford

Vice Chancellor for Research

Administrative Coordinator: Jerri D’Aoust

Oversees the full range of UT’s research, innovation, and economic development programs, and works to raise the university’s national and international reputation.

Brad Day, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Initiatives

Brad Day

Associate Vice Chancellor
Research & Innovation Initiatives | Research Integrity & Assurance | Bio
Administrative Coordinator: Paula Brown

Guides the development of innovative, convergent research programming that transcends traditional disciplinary silos and cultivates the strengths and opportunities of UT faculty.

Marc Gibson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director of the Division of Partnerships & Economic Development

Marc Gibson

Associate Vice Chancellor
Partnerships & Economic Development | Bio
Administrative Coordinator: Donna Ford

Grows strategic partnerships and economic development activities to advance knowledge transfer to industry and create community impact.

Sally Morris

Associate Vice Chancellor
Research Administration
Administrative Coordinator: Sharon Meredith

Guides the teams who support pre- and post-award administration of the university’s sponsored projects and programs.

Lynne Parker

Associate Vice Chancellor
Director, AI Tennessee Initiative | Bio
Administrative Coordinator:Susan Cormia

Leads the strategic planning, development, and execution of UT’s AI Tennessee Initiative, focusing on transdisciplinary research, education, infrastructure, and partnership opportunities across the state and region.

Jennifer Webster

Chief of Staff

Provides connectivity between the vice chancellor and the leadership team, and engagement with stakeholders across UT, in pursuit of shared efforts to support the university’s research enterprise.