Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Welcome to the Office of the Associate Vice President — Chief Research Officer.

The University's Chief Research Officer and Office of Research are responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the University's research policies and programs, as well as promoting research activities across the University's academic units and among faculty and students. We champion research collaboration with other institutions, such as our partners in the Bronx Science Consortium, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center - and Fordham's own international research centers and institutes.

The Office of Research oversees the work of several research units, including the: 

In addition to these units, we also assist in the coordination of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Radiation Safety Program, as well as serve as the primary academic affairs liaison to the University Research Council.

Below is contact information for each of these units.  Please be in touch if we can be of assistance in any way.

Nancy A. Busch, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President/Chief Research Officer
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and 
Professor of Psychology

Office Contacts:


Nancy A. Busch, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President/
Chief Research Officer
718-817-4400 (p)
718-817-4474 (f)

Damian Lyons, Ph.D.
Chair, University Research Council
718-817-4485 (p)
718-817-4488 (f)

Robert Ross, Ph.D.
Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
718-817-3662 (p)
718-817-3645 (f)

Kris Wolff, M.A., C.R.A.
Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs
718.817-4086 (p)
718-817-5575 (f)

Michele Kuchera, M.B.A.
Institutional Review Board
718-817-0876 (p)

Grace Vernon, Ph.D.
Research Integrity Officer
718-817-3014 (p)
718-817-3005 (f)

Berish Rubin, Ph.D.
Chair, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
718-817-3637 (p)
718-817-2792 (f)


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