AVC for research candidate visit is Aug. 6

Regina Werum, a candidate for associate vice chancellor for research, will make a public presentation 3 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center room 212/Unity Room. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Werum is an associate professor of sociology at Emory University where she co-directed the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program for five years. From 2010 through July 2012, she took leave from Emory to serve as program director for sociology in the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. She earned a bachelor’s degree in language arts from Hope College, and a master’s in sociology and doctorate in sociology and American studies, both from Indiana University. Read Werum’s CV at http://go.unl.edu/w93.

Werum is the third of six finalists for two associate vice chancellor for research positions. These new people will play major leadership roles in helping UNL achieve research and economic development growth goals.

One position will have campuswide general responsibilities for research development, growth and compliance. The other will focus on physical sciences and other research related to Department of Defense fundable projects.