Office of Research and Technology Transfer
The Office of Research and Technology Transfer at The University of Texas at Tyler is located on the third floor of the main administration building on the UT Tyler campus. The main objective of the staff is facilitating faculty and student research and sponsored program productivity.
Faculty and students at UT Tyler are encouraged to seek external funding for specific projects that further the mission of the university in teaching, research, and public service. Sponsored projects enhance the educational opportunities available to students; allow ongoing research, scholarly inquiry, and the development of new knowledge; contribute to the academic achievement and stature of the university; and support the university in fulfilling its mission to the state of Texas and to the nation.
It is the responsibility of the faculty or staff member who is authorized to act as a Principal Investigator (PI) on a funded project to initiate, develop, and prepare proposals. While awards for funded projects are made to the university, the PI is responsible for the management, execution, and completion of the project, including the submission of all required reports that are submitted through the OSR.
The purpose of university research and other sponsored projects conducted at UT Tyler is the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. It is the responsibility of the Office of Research and Technology Transfer staff to aid the PI in these endeavors.
Michael Odell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
Blake Bextine, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
Carla Reichard, Ph.D.
Office of Research Development
Debbie Gibson, M.A.
Executive Director, Grants & Contracts
Office of Technology Commercialization
Senior Grant Coordinator
Senior Administrative Associate
Administrative Assistant II