In 2013, under the new leadership of President Santa Ono, the University
of Cincinnati undertook an extensive yearlong process of creating a
strategic research plan conducted by the Office of Research through the
direction of former Vice President for Research, Bill Ball. This process was
designed along three primary pathways: Pathway A – Research in Health,
the Sciences and Engineering (Traditionally Sponsored Research Efforts);
Pathway B – Research/Scholarship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social
Sciences (AHSS); and Pathway C – Industry Partnerships,
Commercialization, Workforce Development, and the Role of the University
in Community economic development.
Professors Adrian Parr and Jana Braziel were designated
co-chairs of the faculty research board for Pathway B; they conducted
meetings with affiliated faculty and produced an initial draft of a White Paper
on Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. In 2015, the board was renamed the AHSS Research Advisory Board. Pat Limbach took over as Vice President for Research in February, 2016.
The mission of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(AHSS) Research Advisory Board is to support AHSS faculty whose research
and creative works have the potential to make valuable contributions to
the global dialogue and add to the foundation upon which individuals
learn, engage, create, transform, and lead.
About the Grants
The AHSS Research Advisory Board and Dr. Ball were
successful in securing internal resources to be re-invested in UC
faculty whose research interests lie in the branches of knowledge and
science that investigate human expression and the pursuit of ideas,
memory, imagination, and culture, as well as the empirical disciplines
of behavioral, interpersonal, and organizational processes.