Long Island University has appointed Richard Nader as inaugural chief research and international officer.
Nader will lead LIU Research and create a new research development office, working alongside leadership and faculty to grow the university’s research program and develop integrated global research and educational partnerships.
“Long Island University’s bold vision is to be a globally engaged, internationally recognized teaching and research institution,” LIU President Kimberly Cline said in a statement. “Rick Nader possesses the research, international and academic credentials, and the hands-on experience building a globally agile research infrastructure, to further accelerate our momentum.”
Nader’s newly developed role will include strategic planning as well as connecting faculty to fund national and international opportunities.
Nader will lead the LIU research administration and research development office expansion to support faculty-driven research and will lead the development of new resources, such as faculty proposal writing workshops, grant and research management training and programming design for the university.
Nader will also oversee federal research development to spearhead signature research areas and build bridges between funding agencies and LIU.
Previously, Nader has served as vice provost of international affairs at the University of North Texas for six years before holding the associate vice president for international programs position at Mississippi State University, where he led efforts in international development education and research as well as worked with the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nader earned his doctorate in educational philosophy from Texas A&M University in 2005.
“Rick Nader has a proven track record of building research programs with global relevance,” LIU Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Randy Burd said in a statement. “At LIU, we are working to build an integrated and internationally relevant research enterprise driven by local discovery, national influence, global reach, and collective impact. Rick Nader will complement the outstanding faculty and resources we have in place and further elevate our academic and research initiatives.”