RRI Faculty Research Associates (FRAs) are members of the West Virginia University research community with special interests in regional research. They  benefit from their affiliation in several ways. First, they become part of a vibrant network of like-minded scholars who—by participating in both scholarly and social activities—have enhanced opportunities to explore synergies and build relationships that can lead to long lasting collaborations and friendships. Numerous projects and publications have grown from intellectual seeds sown at RRI sponsored events. Second,  RRI FRAs benefit professionally from a formal affiliation with an internationally recognized institution specializing in regional development research. And third, they receive notice of RRI sponsored seminars and related events, information request, and news relevant to regional researchers, including notice of external funding opportunities.

Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management
Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of History & EU/US Atlantis Project Director
Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Professor of Finance
Christiadi Associate Researcher and Demographer, BBER
Assistant Professor, Geography
Associate Professor of Economics
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Assistant Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources
Director, BBER
Associate Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Hodjat Ghadimi Assistant Professor, Design & Development Planning
Associate Professor, Economics
Eberly Distinguished Professor of Geography
Associate Professor, Business & Economics
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Professor of History
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Professor of Economic Policy
Professor of Forestry
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Professor of Geography
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Professor of Economics
Associate Professor of Resource Management
Director, Water Research Institute

 

To become a FRA, researchers should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Director. The candidate’s letter of interest need only include one or two paragraphs describing his/her regional research interests. The description of research interests will be used for the FRA application process itself and for matching the candidate with other researchers and potential projects of interest. The FRA application will be reviewed internally. WVU Faculty and FE/AP researchers are eligible for FRA status.