Research Group


The Research Group facilitates the development of entrepreneurial interdisciplinary teams to advance School of Environmental and Forest Sciences' (SEFS) areas of strength and College of the Environment (CoEnv) opportunities, with the goals of funding, public image and leadership in CoEnv.

Specific charges for the committee include:

  • Review and evaluate for further funding or redirection all proposals submitted in response to the CoEnv Environmental Institute RFP
  • Weekly or bi-weekly alert the faculty to research opportunities via the Research Administrator
  • Develop process for evaluating and providing seed money for new interdisciplinary research initiatives

Contact Information:

  • Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, Interim Director, 206-685-1928,


Name Chair Title
Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh Chair Interim Director
David Butman Assistant Professor
Laura Prugh Assistant Professor
Laura Davis Complex Grants Specialist
Morgan Varner Affiliate Professor