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About Us

Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral – High Research Activity Institution (R2) embracing the standards and practices recommended by the Public Impact Research report, commissioned by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities.

We are a public university of more than 26,000 students, studying in 132 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on our three regional campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. In Fall 2019, we also opened a learning center in Wexford, Ireland.

Office of Research Leadership Team:

Dr. David Weindorf
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Dominique Halaby, DPA
Associate Vice President for Innovation & Commercialization

Eleanor Haynes
Director – Research Integrity

Belinda Classens
Director – Research Operations

Krista Briel
Director of Foundation Accounting

Research Foundation

The Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation, Inc.(GSURSF), is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that fosters and promotes the research, service, and educational missions of Georgia Southern University. The Foundation functions as a cooperative organization to the University and is subject to and complies with all policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia regarding cooperative organizations. The Foundation obtains grants and contractual obligations from individuals, government and public agencies, industry sponsors and private organizations to support research, instruction, and service activities at Georgia Southern.

Research Centers and Laboratories

At Georgia Southern, there are three core research institutes that report to the Office of Research. Click on the images to learn more about them.

Research Committees and University Partners

Research Council
Faculty Research Advisory Board
Undergraduate Research Council
Faculty Senate Research Committee
Intellectual Property Committee
Talon Cluster (High Performance Computing) and Computational Research Technical Support
University Research Librarians

Last updated: 8/17/2022