Office of Research
Office of Research
Cleaning a Lake with Sludge How UW Tacoma students are using waste product to clean storm water
Katie Haerling Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Accompanying $350,000 grant will fund Haerling’s research in simulated learning activities for nursing students.
The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound: Exploring the Stories of Biodiversity The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound tells stories about the Puget Sound ecosystem. Managing Editor Jeff Rice is working to make sure the information it provides reaches a wider audience.
Your Heart is Big Data UW Tacoma’s Center for Data Science collaborates with MultiCare and Microsoft to improve outcomes for hospital patients with heart disease.
Focusing on the Whole Child A unique partnership is giving teachers and students back time in the classroom
Meet the AVC for Research
Joel Baker, Ph.D.
Professor Joel Baker was appointed the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in May 2014 further emphasizing UW Tacoma’s commitment to support faculty-led, student engaged, use-inspired research on campus. In this role, Dr. Baker will lead efforts to:
- Raise the profile of research and scholarship at UW Tacoma
- Foster research experiences for UW Tacoma students
- Increase UW Tacoma faculty participation in externally-sponsored research
- Assist UW Tacoma faculty to create and operate sustainable, innovative research centers; and
- Assist UW Tacoma faculty to build lasting collaborations with community partners in use-inspired research.
Assisting Dr. Baker in these efforts are Lisa Isozaki, Research Administrator, and Elin Bjorling, Faculty Research Development Specialist.
In addition to this role, Dr. Baker also holds the Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science UW Tacoma and is the Science Director of the Center for Urban Waters. He earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry from Syracuse University (1982) and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Our mission is to grow and support diverse and excellent research at UW Tacoma. We provide support in the following areas: finding funding, preparing grant proposals, submitting proposals, managing your award and supporting faculty research development. This office will coordinate with other offices both at UW Tacoma and in Seattle to ensure that you can focus on your scholarly goals.
Important 2015 Dates!