As a part of the Center for Faculty Excellence and working closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Research Capacity Team (RCT) advances research and scholarship at MSU by sponsoring workshops on all aspects of grant development and management, partnering faculty for grant writing mentoring, providing mini-grants for faculty to enhance and explore additional research opportunities, and offering other initiatives that support faculty success in research and scholarship. The RCT supports our diverse faculty in ways that foster excellence for everyone.


Name Position Department
Held, Suzanne Co-Lead Health & Human Development, Education, Health & Human Development
Schmidt, Leslie Co-Lead Office of the VP for Research and Economic Development
Beamish, Rollin  Member  Art, Arts & Architecture
Brown, Jennifer Member Chemical & Biological Engineering, College of Engineering
Hill, Wade Member Nursing
Lachowiec, Jennifer Member Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Agriculture
Lockhart, Marilyn Member Center for Faculty Excellence
Rossman, Doralyn Member Library
Shanahan, Liz Member Political Science, Letters & Sciences
Stoop, (Chata)Nika Member Center for Faculty Excellence
Thorsen, Andreas Member Jake Jabs School of Business
Young, Miceala Member Office of Sponsored Programs