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Michele Brumley Named ISU Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development

March 13, 2023

Idaho State University Associate Dean and Professor in the ISU College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Michele Brumley, has been named ISU’s Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 

Dr. Brumley will direct internal strategy related to ISU’s research innovation efforts, including collaborative research investments with the Idaho Higher Education Research Council (HERC) and ISU Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). She will provide administrative oversight to ISU’s research institutes and centers, and core research facilities.

“I'm delighted that Michele is joining the ISU research leadership team. She comes with a great deal of research and college leadership experience, and strong long-time partnerships at ISU and in higher education across the country,” said ISU Vice President for Research and Economic Development Martin Blair. 

Brumley joined the ISU Department of Psychology 16 years ago and has served in several leadership roles at ISU. The last four years she has served as an Associate Dean for the Social and Behavioral Sciences division in the College of Arts and Letters.

“I have maintained a research program and trained students in research at ISU since 2007. I understand what it is like to conduct research here, and I want to help my colleagues and university do all we can to support and enable research and creative activities” said Brumley. 

Brumley has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. She is part of the Idaho INBRE network of biomedical researchers, and served for five years as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Developmental Psychobiology. Brumley’s research and teaching have been recognized through receiving the ISU Distinguished Teacher Award in 2016, and the ISU Distinguished Researcher Award in 2018. 

“The faculty at ISU do amazing work, and research and creative activity is a huge part of that. It is important that research thrives at ISU, as it supports our faculty in their professional development and it provides career-advancing opportunities for our students. I am excited to work with the Office for Research team, and I look forward to working with colleagues across the university in this position” said Brumley.

Brumley succeeds Dave Rodgers, who retired in December 2022 after three years in the Associate Vice President for Research role. She begins her appointment starting April 16th.

For more information on the research happening at ISU, visit isu.edu/research 


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