Research

Richard   McCullough

Richard McCullough

Vice Provost for Research
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Richard McCullough, Ph.D. has a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas, Dallas, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.   He did his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

Since 2012, Dr. McCullough has been the Vice Provost for Research, working with the President and Provost to encourage, cultivate, and coordinate high impact academic research across all of Harvard’s schools and affiliated institutions. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) has broad responsibility and oversight for the development, review, and implementation of strategies, planning, and policies related to the organization and execution of academic research across the entire university.  Dr. McCullough leads a new office of Foundation and Corporate Development. He also assists in oversight of many of the interdisciplinary institutes, centers and initiatives across Harvard.

Under Vice Provost McCullough’s leadership, the Office of the VPR is particularly focused on removing barriers to collaboration, whether in University policies, or financial or administrative systems. Additionally, the Vice Provost for Research works with the President and Provost to foster and encourage entrepreneurship among undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members.  He also helps to lead the development of the new innovation campus.

Richard McCullough is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Harvard and is a member of numerous professional societies and boards.

Prior to being named Vice Provost for Research at Harvard, Dr. McCullough was the Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he previously served as the Dean of the Mellon College of Science, and Professor and head of the Department of Chemistry. Dr. McCullough has founded two companies: Plextronics Inc, and Liquid X Printed Metals.

Assisted by: Lesli Howard, 617.384.9451, lesli_howard@harvard.edu

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Peggy Burns

Peggy Burns

Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Development and Relations

Peggy Burns joined Harvard in April of 2018 as the Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Development and...

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Matthew Fox, J.D.

Matthew Fox, J.D.

Senior Compliance Officer

 

Matthew Fox serves as a Senior Research Compliance Officer within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. In this capacity, Matt works to...

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Shannon  Sewards

Shannon Sewards

Director of IRB Administration

Shannon Sewards is the Director of IRB Administration for the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects at Harvard University.  In this role, she is...

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