Susan Puryear

Susan Puryear, J.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Integrity & Development

Department
Research & Innovation
Phone
978-934-4170
Fax
978-934-2027
Office
Wannalancit 212

Biosketch

Susan Puryear serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, Integrity and Development. She manages the operational units responsible for obtaining and administering external funding for research; ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies; and implementing research development programming.

Susan also serves in a critical role planning for the future of research at UMass Lowell as co-chair of the Research Growth (R1) Planning Commission, and is an authorized signatory for the university.

Susan oversees the following units:

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides assistance to faculty and research staff in all aspects of obtaining and managing external research funding. ORA supports the submission of proposals, the review and acceptance of awards, the development and negotiation of research agreements, and the management of research funding through award closeout.

The Office of Research Integrity partners with faculty, staff and students to advance a culture of integrity and excellence in research by assuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies that promote the highest ethical standards in research.

The Research Support Services group develops and promotes resources to increase research productivity, proposal competitiveness and research collaborations both internally and externally.