FAMU Names Innovator Timothy E. Moore New Vice President for Research
President Elmira Mangum Continues to Build Senior Leadership Team
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., announced today the second of several major appointments over the last two weeks as she continues to build her senior leadership team. Seasoned executive and researcher Timothy E. Moore, Ph.D., has been named the University’s new vice president for research.
Moore will oversee all University research activities and will be responsible for the advancement of FAMU’s academic mission through sponsored programs, contracts, and grants. In addition, he will lead the University’s efforts in technology transfer, protection of intellectual property, and licensing.
Moore brings to the role more than two decades of experience in federal, private, and academic research and development experience, including currently serving as associate vice president for institutional advancement and research program development at Auburn University. Moore has extensive leadership experience in the areas of: strategic planning, oversight of research center development and promotions, licensing, commercialization and technology transfer, advancement of student research, fundraising, and partnership development.
“As a researcher and experienced leader, Dr. Moore’s extensive knowledge and proficiency in research and program development, cross-organizational relationships and fiscal oversight will provide leadership and strategic accountability,” said Mangum. “His experience in the identification, protection, and commercialization of new technologies and intellectual property will play a critical role in advancing FAMU’s academic and research mission.”
Mangum added, “The search process to name the next vice president for research drew candidates from across the nation. Dr. Moore is one of the few individuals in the country with a unique background experience in federal, military, private and public academic research, and partnership development. He brings to FAMU a depth of expertise in building partnerships, securing commercialization for new products and technologies, as well as advancing economic development.”
Moore has been the architect of a number of “firsts” during his career, including securing more than $180 million in competitive federal contract awards in the past two decades across a variety of federal agencies. He also led the proposal development for the largest competitive award in Auburn University history, the Equine Source Plasma Program, to produce equine-derived antibodies for use in an FDA-licensed Botulinum antitoxin vaccine, which generated more than $50 million in sales over 10 years and was anticipated to produce 500 new jobs for the region.
“I am extremely proud and honored to join FAMU. FAMU is an extraordinary institution with a proud past and a very bright future,” said Moore. “I look forward to assisting President Mangum, other members of the University’s leadership team, our world-class faculty, and our students as we expand our research enterprise. I intend to do my very best to ensure that our students have every opportunity to expand their individual skills so that they are highly competitive in the global market place of the 21st century.”
Moore previously served as the director of federal research program development at the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., and led a federal Homeland Security contract to invest more than $200 million in a new agricultural disease center research complex. He also served as market-sector manager for multiple product lines, including the Army and Marine Corps’ business activities at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., where he oversaw the business activities for the nation’s fourth largest national laboratory. Prior to his academic career, Moore served as an active duty Army officer from 1985 to 1992, including a post as the director of the U.S. Army’s Chemical Weapons Defense Laboratory in Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.
Moore received a bachelor of science in biology from Wofford College, a master of science in biology and microbiology from NC State University, and a doctorate in kinesiology-exercise physiology from Auburn University.
He begins his new role in January 2015.