Welcome to DORED!

The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) is the administrative unit that manages N.C. A&T’s research enterprise. We invite you to learn more about how research at N.C. A&T advances education, fosters community engagement and catalyzes economic development.

Recent News

DORED is Pleased to Welcome Stephanie Evans to Our Team!

Stephanie Evans

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Stephanie Evans, our newest Research Compliance Officer and IRB Administrator! Stephanie joins N.C. A&T after 11 years in a similar role at Winston-Salem State University. She is excited to serve a larger institution with more research activity, and looks forward to this next chapter in her career. Stephanie is a resident of Greensboro, did her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Pastoral Care/Ethics Leadership at Carolina Christian College. She is a vocalist in a community music program, also enjoying music ministry in her church. Stephanie considers herself a dog person and has pictures to back it up! Please stop by office #422 to say hello, or you can give her a call at 285-3179. Stephanie’s email address is sevans3@ncat.edu.

COST Awarded $1.3 million from NIH for Research Training Program


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Science and Technology has been selected for the Bridges to the Doctorate research training award of $1.3 million over a five-year period. The award from the National Institute of Health allows for a partnership between the College’s master’s programs in computational biology and computational science and engineering and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s doctorate programs in the same fields. N.C. A&T is the only historically black college or university selected for the award. Read more…


Dr. Beni Using UAVs for Flood Mapping and Management


Dr. Leila Hashemi Beni, an assistant professor in the Geomatics Program in the Department of Built Environment in the College of Science and Technology, is using unmanned autonomous vehicles as remote sensing mechanisms to develop flood mapping in the state of North Carolina. Supported by a three-year, $300K grant through the National Science Foundation, Beni’s project is designed to gain a fundamental understanding of UAV data processing and to develop a research program on remote sensing data processing for environmental management. The NSF grant provides programming support for research experiences impacting both high school and undergraduate students, whose research will be further integrated into new undergraduate and graduate curriculum at the university. Read more…

Linker Receives SRA’s Hartford-Nicholsen Award

Tim Linker

Tim Linker, DORED’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration, has received the Hartford-Nicholsen Award. Conveyed by the Society of Research Administrators International, the award honors members who have contributed their professional expertise and volunteered services over the years which have benefited the entire Society. SRA International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to over 5,000 members from over 40 countries. Congratulations Tim!

DORED Unveils 2018 Annual Report


Please take a few moments to revisit and celebrate the research success that N.C. A&T faculty brought to the university in Fiscal Year 2018. From autonomous vehicles, to engineering a better food bank, to additive manufacturing, to exploring the medicinal uses of ginger, Aggie researchers are advancing education, fostering community engagement and catalyzing economic development. Enjoy these stories about innovative solutions that address the challenges and economic needs of North Carolina, the nation and the world! View the Annual Report Here… 

Researchers Secure NSF Award to Model Regional Food Security

Manoj Jha

Dr. Manoj Jha, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, has received a $750,000 research award from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund the modeling of linkages between biophysical processes and socio-economic factors and how these impact agricultural production and food consumption patterns. Principal Investigator (PI) Jha is joined by co-PIs Dr. Chyi Lyi (Kathleen) Liang in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Lyubov Kurkalova in the College of Business and Economics, Dr. Greg Monty in the College of Engineering and Dr. Leila Hashemi Beni in the College of Science and Technology. Read more…

Empowering A&T's Emerging Agents


Corporate greed led to the fall of the economic market in 2008. Enter the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011. While crises such as national economic collapse often are considered incidents people and organizations should avoid at all costs, crises also provide opportunities for people whose voices are otherwise silenced the opportunity to inject their opinions publicly, challenge existing power structures and change the narratives in society. Crises can be an opportunity for the “little people” to change the course of history. Read more...

Dr. Marc Cook Teaches Us “Love Your Gut”


Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, you have probably heard the discussions surrounding gut bacteria. Clinically known as “microbiota”, these terms reference the microbe population which lives in the human intestine. Now supported by a stocked shelf of over-the-counter pro-biotics, ensuring the health and survival of gut microbiota is big business, and big science for researchers like exercise physiologist and immunologist Dr. Marc Cook. Read more...

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