Arkansas

State Lead

Robert Beitle, PhD, PE

Professor of Chemical Engineering;
Associate Vice Provost, Research and Innovation,
Co-investigator

State Lead

Cynthia Sides, PhD

Director, Office of Industry Engagement,
Co-investigator

Kentucky

Academic Lead

Ian McClure, J.D., LL.M.

Executive Director
Office of Technology Commercialization,
PD/PI

Tom Martin, PhD

Interim Associate Vice President for Research;
Executive Director, Center for Economic Development,
Entrepreneurship & Technology,
Site Lead

Michael Henson, PhD

Professor;
Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School,
Site Lead

Robert Pervine, PhD

Associate Provost,
Professor of Mathematics,
Site Lead

Samantha Langley Turnbaugh, PhD

Vice Provost for Graduate Education,
Research & Outreach,
Site Lead

Bruce Schulte, PHD

Associate VP for Strategy, Performance & Accountability,
Executive Director WKU Research Foundation
Site Lead

Louisiana

State Lead

James Zanewicz, JD, LLM, RTTP

Chief Business Officer and Instructor,
Department of Medicine,
Co-investigator

Nicole Honoree, RTTP

Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Economic Development & Strategic Initiatives,
Site Co-Lead

Patrick Reed, RTTP

Director,
Office of Technology Management,
Site Co-Lead

Wesley Gray, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Walter Dumas Endowed Professor of Environmental Toxicology,
Site Lead

Mississippi

State Lead

Allyson Best, MBA

Director of Technology Management and Instructor of Pharmacy Administration,
Co-investigator

Almesha Campbell, PhD

Director of Technology Transfer,
Commercialization and Research Communications,
Site Lead

Puerto Rico

State Lead

David Gulley, PhD, RTTP, CLP

Director,
Technology Transfer Office,
Co-Investigator

Sandra Pedraza, MS

Director of the Act Global,
Technology Accelerator,
Site Lead

Kenira Thompson, PHD

Vice President for Research,
Professor of Physiology,
Site Lead

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, PHD

Director, Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities, Professor of Pharmacology,
Site Lead

South Carolina

State Lead

Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie, M.S.

Business Development Manager,
MUSC Foundation for Research Development,
Site Lead

Michael Roberts, PhD

Vice President for Research and Emerging Initiatives;
Dean, College of Science,
Co-investigator

Godwin Mbamalu, PHD

Associate Vice President Research,
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,
Site Lead

Chris Gesswein, MBA

Executive Director,
Clemson University Research Foundation,
Site Lead

Takita Sumter, PHD

Dean,
College of Arts & Sciences;
Professor of Chemistry,
Site Lead

West Virginia

State Lead

Erienne Olesh, PHD, MBA

Director,
Vantage Ventures at West Virginia University

John Maher, PHD

Vice President for Research,
Site Co-Lead

Amy Melton, MBA

Assistant Director of Technology Transfer and Conflict of Interest Specialist,
Site Co-Lead