Current IRIS Board of Directors

IRIS member universities elect the IRIS Board of Directors. They appoint several at large members and a Scientific Advisory Board and a Policy and Outreach Advisory Board.  In addition to the six elected representatives of the IRIS membership, The University of Michigan (as host institution) named one representative to the board.

The Board oversee the management of the affairs, business, and activities of IRIS, and establish policies and directives governing business and programs of IRIS.

Board of Director Members are:

Mary Sue Coleman
President, Association of American Universities
(at-large member)


Kimberly Espy
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas-San Antonio
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2020


Kimberly Griffin
Director for Electronic Research Administration, Northwestern University
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2021


James Hilton
Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University Librarian & Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan
Term: April 1, 2017-


Daniel Reed
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2020


Neil Sharkey
Vice President for Research, Pennsylvania State University
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2019


Rodolfo Torres
Interim Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas
Term: April 1, 2018-March 31, 2021


Caroline Whitacre
Senior Vice President for Research, Ohio State University
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2019


2018 IRIS Scientific Advisory Board

Erica Fuchs
Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Kaye Husbands Fealing
Chair and Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ron Jarmin
Associate Director for Economic Programs, and Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Julia Lane
Professor, Wagner School; Center for Urban Science and Progress, Provostial Fellow, New York University

Erin Leahey
Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Christopher Liu
Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, University of Toronto

Andrew McCallum
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Walter “Woody” Powell
Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Paula Stephan
Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

Bruce Weinberg
Professor of Economics, Ohio State University


Emeritus Board Members

Christopher Molloy
Senior Vice President, Office of Research & Economic Development, Rutgers University
Term: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018

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