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About Research Services

Mission and Goals

The mission of Research Services is to provide leadership, information, and technical assistance to faculty and staff in obtaining external funds to engage in scholarly activities (research, public service, instruction). The goals of the unit include the following:

  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of research and sponsored program activities;
  • Increase sponsored programs productivity for the entire university; and
  • Provide comprehensive support services for sponsored program administration.

Georgia Southern University is a comprehensive Carnegie Doctoral/R2 “high research” University and the largest institution for higher education in the southern half of Georgia. Our faculty and students are actively engaged in research and scholarship efforts across all academic colleges, campuses and centers. Georgia Southern prides itself on a balanced level of undergraduate and graduate student engagement that assists and supports our extensive scholarship efforts and is committed to experiential learning.

Georgia Southern University serves to bring together education, student engagement, research activity and collaborations in ways that benefit the community, the state and the nation.

Research and Administration Leadership

Office of Research

Dr. Christopher Curtis

Vice Provost for Research

Research Services 

Bruxanne Hein



Tina Leggett

Assistant Director


Research Integrity

Ele Haynes



Research and Service Foundation

Bruxanne Hein

Executive Director


Krista Briel

Assistant Director


Research Operations

Carol Cox



Last updated: 9/10/2020