MT-IGO* Committee

The MT-IGO committee is a University faculty committee committed to the advancement of faculty scholarship through research and creative activity outside the classroom. Committee membership consists of the following campus representatives, serving one or more two-year terms: 

(2) representatives from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences;
(2) representatives from the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Education, University College, and/or James E. Walker Library;
(2) representatives from the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and/or the College of Media and Entertainment;
(2) representatives from the College of Liberal Arts; and
(1) at-large member.

The MT-IGO committee reports to the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and is administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

The MT-IGO committee performs two functions: 1) award internal grants for faculty research and creative activity, and 2) select faculty recipients for the annual Distinguished Creative Activity Award and Distinguished Research Award.

2023-2024 Committee Members

Name Department College Email
James Houston Psychology BHS, Educations, University College, Library
Susan Martin Library Collection & Management      BHS, Educations, University College, Library
Arpan Sainju Computer Science Basic and Applied Sciences
Dong Ye Mathematical Sciences Basic and Applied Sciences
Paul Griswold Animation Business, Media and Entertainment
Sean Salter Economics and Finance Business, Media and Entertainment
Nicholas Satinover Art & Design Liberal Arts
Roberta Chevrette Communication Studies Liberal Arts
April Weissmiller, Chair Biology At-Large
Bonnie Barksdale Elementary & Special Education At-Large

Ad Hoc, Non-Voting Committee Members

Role Name Rank Email
Ex-Officio Member David Butler Vice Provost, Research 
Ex-Officio Member Rachel McGinnis Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Coordinator Katie Medrano Coordinator, Research and Sponsored Programs 


MT-IGO logo

         ING Building, Garden Level


         Katie Medrano