Research Academy Facilitators

Barbara Godlew is the Director of Research Education and Programming in the Office of Research within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). She provides curriculum development services for the Research Academy while assisting new career assistant professors during their participation in that program. Additionally, she works with researchers and faculty throughout ACES to identify private and public funding opportunities, assists with grant writing and editing, and promotes cross-college collaborations. Barbara also administers internal funding opportunities offered by the Office of Research and prepares impact reports relative to those opportunities.

Before joining the University of Illinois in 2018, Barbara had a 25-year history as a medical writer and international clinical trial disclosure expert for the pharmaceutical industry and academic medical centers. Prior to that, she was an operating room nurse from 1981 to 1993. Barbara has a Diploma in Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado State University, and a Master of Science degree in Health Communication from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Josh Henry is the Interim Director of Information Technology for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). As a co-facilitator of the Research Academy, he uses his experience with college and campus resources to curate and deliver programming to enrich the careers of early career faculty. He consults with faculty for pre-award resource and data management planning, as well as acting as the Illinois Campus Cluster investor representative for the college’s high performance computing presence in that system.

Josh also serves as a facilitator and governance committee member for the Urbana campus’ IT Professional Leadership Workshop and is both a certified “CyberAmbassador” and “CyberAmbassador Facilitator”, for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program of professional skills for interdisciplinary work. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.