During the project planning and implementation phase, the Illinois Experts Governance Committee provided invaluable guidance on the establishment and management of Illinois Experts, including active input on strategic priorities, policy development and processes, resource allocation, and campus communications. The committee was faculty-led and representative of relevant expertise on campus, soliciting input from staff and campus researchers as well as administrators, in an effort to align resources and capabilities with campus needs.

Beth Namachchivaya Associate University Librarian, Chair
Ximing Cai Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
George Chacko Director, Research Information Analytics, OVCR
J. Stephen Downie Associate Dean, Library & Information Science
Amy Edwards Director, Division of Management Information Systems
Howard Guenther Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, OVCR
Kevin Hamilton Associate Professor, Art + Design
Ashley Lawrence Communications CoordinatorInterdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative
Marilyn O’ Hara Ruiz Clinical Associate Professor, Pathobiology
Robert Markley Professor, English
Robin Fretwell Wilson Professor, Law
Angela Wiley Associate Professor, Human and Community Development


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