Staff

Office of Undergraduate Research Central Staff

Vicky Munro, Coordinator
(contact for general research/UROP , IUROP and URS assistance)
612-625-3853 
[email protected]

Heidi Fahning, OUR Graduate Assistant 
(contact for URS assistance or MSROP questions)
612-625-6939 
[email protected]

Veera Vasandani, OUR Graduate Assistant 
(contact for UROP assistance or MSROP questions)
612-625-6939 
[email protected]

Paul Siliciano, Director
[email protected]

College UROP Coordinators

For questions specific to your college, please contact your college UROP Coordinator listed below. These people are excellent resources for information on many things including finding a faculty mentor, writing a good proposal in your discipline, and opportunities to present your research results.

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Twin Cities UROP Coordinators

College of Biological Sciences
Stefanie Wiesneski
3-104 Molecular and Cellular Biology
612-624-9717
[email protected] or [email protected]

Cross-Collegiate and University College
Joshua Borowicz, Director
Individualized Degrees, CCE
101 Wesbrook
(612) 624‑4000
[email protected]

School of Dentistry
Joel Rudney, Professor
Diagnostic/Biological Sciences
17‑238 Moos Tower
(612) 624‑7199
[email protected]

College of Design
Abimbola Asojo, Association Dean
CDES Administration
488 McNeal Hall
612-624-3271
[email protected]

College of Education and Human Development
Nicole Shopbell
Undergraduate Education
131 Burton Hall
612-626-1632
[email protected]

College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
Hal DeLaRosby, Director
Student Services
190 Coffey Hall
(612) 624‑3047
[email protected]

College of Liberal Arts
Wendy Nicholson-Kotas, Coordinator
Individualized Degree Programs
30 Johnston Hall
(612) 624-8006
[email protected]

Carlson School of Management
Jessica Himmerick
Carlson Undergraduate Studies
2-244 HMH
(612) 625-1304
[email protected]

School of Nursing
Diane Treat-Jacobson
Nursing Administration
6-145 Weaver-Densford Hall
(612) 624‑7613
[email protected]

College of Pharmacy
Daniel Harki, Associate Professor
Medicinal Chemistry
2-139 CCRB
(612) 625‑8687
[email protected]

College of Science and Engineering
Jenelle Westover, Student Services
105 Lind Hall
(612) 621‑1758
[email protected]

College of Veterinary Medicine
Mark Rutherford, Associate Professor
Veterinary Biosciences
295 Animal Science/Vet Med
612-625-4281
[email protected]

Crookston UROP Coordinator

Diane Christianson
Academic Affairs
307 Selvig Hall
(218) 281-8341
[email protected]

Duluth UROP Coordinator

College of Liberal Arts
Jason Ford,  Associate Dean
UMD Liberal Arts Admin.
306 Kirby Plaza
218-726-8323
[email protected]

School of Business & Economics
Angie Soderberg
Internship Program Director
111P Labovitz School of Business & Economics
Building, (218) 726-6118
[email protected]

College of Education & Human Service Professions
Scott Carlson, Associate Dean
125 Bohannon Hall
(218) 726-6428
[email protected]

School of Fine Arts
Jefferson Campbell, Associate Dean
212 Humanities Building
(218) 726‑8119
[email protected]

College of Science & Engineering
Brian Hinderliter, Associate Professor
233 Engineering Building
(218) 726-8707
[email protected]

Morris UROP Coordinator

Sylke Boyd, Assistant Professor
Physics
2315 Science
320-589-6315
[email protected]

Rochester UROP Coordinator

Carolyn Privet-Chesterman, Admin. Specialist
300 University Square
R0869A
507-258-8200
[email protected]

Undergrad Research Advisory Board

The board is charged with focusing on expanding the opportunities for undergraduate research at all levels of the University. This includes but is not limited to advising the Office of Undergraduate Research and UROP, identifying new research opportunities and new faculty members willing to mentor undergraduates, enhancing the undergraduate research infrastructure, and promoting the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Chair
Robert B. McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Members
Derek Frank, Undergraduate Student
Connor Clemenhagen, Undergraduate Student
Lucy Dunne, Design, Housing, and Apparel
David Feinberg, Art
Jonathan Gewirtz, Psychology
Thomas Hoye, Chemistry
Paul Siliciano, Director of Undergraduate Research
Vicky Munro, UROP Coordinator, ex-officio