Beverly Goldfield

Dr. Beverly Goldfield, Professor of Psychology, works with students Melissa Marcotte, Tabitha Newman, and Lauren Whittle to study early language development.


Research Announcements & ORGA Events


Click the this link to see a new Campus Spotlight article featuring Dr. Jamie Towle-Weicksel’s research project on DNA Polymerase Theta and its Potential Role in Cancer, funded through RI-INBRE and Rhode Island Foundation.

The College's Proposal Summary and Approval Form (PSAF) and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy and related forms are posted to the website.

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016
ORGA is pleased to announce its annual report for fiscal year 2016.

Attention New PI's:
The following is a link to your mandatory CITI training sessions:

Got an idea? ORGA can help!

CRCA Announcements:

CRCA is soliciting interest from students, currently engaged in mentored research and creative activity, who would like to promote their work and their experiences to other students.  These students, CRCA Ambassadors, will receive professional training in public speaking and have opportunities to speak to students on campus- and at off-campus events!

ORGA Events

October 18, 2016 – ORGA hosted its 8th Annual Research Recognition Reception in the Alex and Ani Hall Main Lobby. Once again, this event celebrated all who contributed to research and creative activities at RIC in the past year. Faculty and staff were honored for supporting research and securing external funding to further strengthen the college and community.

Lisa Smolski, Director of Research and College Initiatives, Office of Research and Grants Administration, gave opening remarks on the many initiatives and successes of the past year. She welcomed and congratulated all who attended the event. Ms. Smolski commended faculty and staff on securing more than $9.1 million in externally funded awards.  She also pointed out that in fiscal year 2016, 49 Principal Investigators submitted proposals, representing $13,777,673. Of those 49 individuals, eleven were new Principal Investigators.

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ron Pitt, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to all who contributed to this effort. The Research Recognition Reception provided a great opportunity for faculty and staff to appreciate each other’s achievements and to share ideas.

Dr. Carol Cummings, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, Dr. Don Halquist, Dean of RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development; Dr. Leslie Sevey Associate Professor, Elementary Education; and Dr. Karen Castagno, Professor, Health and Physical Education.

Dr. Cynthia Padula, Professor and Director of MSN Program; Dr. Pitt, Vice President of Academic Affairs; and Dr. E. Belle Evans, Professor, MSW Program.

Stefan Battle, Assistant Professor, BSW Program; Suchandra Basu, Associate Professor, Economics and Finance; Medini Padmanabhan, Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences Department.

Dr. Don Halquist and Dr. Caroline Caswell, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dr. Pitt addressing honorees at PI research recognition reception.

James Murphy, Sustainability Coordinator; Clark Greene, Interim Vice President, College Advancement & External Relations; and Dr. Scott Kane, Interim Vice President, Student Affairs, Dean of Students.

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