Jerry Pogatshnik

Number of Years in Research Administration: 16

Institutions: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Eastern Kentucky University


Jerry Pogatshnik is the Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research at Eastern Kentucky University.  He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Connecticut and served as a visiting research professor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1986 to 1988. He joined the faculty in the physics department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and achieved the rank of Professor before moving on to become the Associate Dean of the Graduate School.  In 2005, he was appointed to the newly created position of Graduate Dean and Associate Vice President for Research at Eastern Kentucky University.  


While serving as Associate Dean at SIUE, Jerry was responsible for pre-award administration and faculty development.  He implemented SIUE’s First Summer program for new tenure-track faculty, to provide comprehensive training on proposal development and both fiscal and non-fiscal compliance.  During his tenure at Eastern Kentucky University, he led the development of a comprehensive policy base for the governance of research administration. He serves as chief compliance officer for human subjects research, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest, animal care and use, and laboratory safety.  As head of the Pre-Award office, he is also responsible for faculty development, proposal review and submission, contracts and contract negotiations, and works collaboratively with the Office of Financial Affairs on fiscal compliance.


Jerry has been actively involved with NCURA throughout his career in research administration.  He has co-presented at numerous workshops and concurrent sessions and served multiple times on the national program committees for the NCURA Annual Meeting, the Financial Research Administrators’ Meeting (FRA) and the Pre-Award Research Administrators’ Meeting (PRA).  Jerry was a member of the inaugural class of NCURA’s Leadership Development Institute.  He served as a member of the Board for Region IV and went on to chair the PUI Neighborhoods Committee and the NCURA Neighborhoods committee.  He served as a NCURA national workshop faculty for Fundamentals of Research Administration and was a panelist for three NCURA DVD/Satellite TV programs: Effective Proposal Development, Building a Culture of Scholarship at a PUI, and It Takes a Village to Manage Awards. Jerry also served a three-year term as co-editor of the NCURA Magazine.  

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