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Division of Innovation & Applied Research

Leadership Team

The Division of Innovation and Applied Research is primarily a self-support entity with over 70 highly-skilled professionals. Since our opening in 2004, the Division has secured over $120 million in grants and contracts. Our team members are located both on campus and in numerous state agencies in Maryland.

Dyan BrasingtonDyan Brasington
Vice President
With more than 30 years of economic development experience, Dyan fosters the development of partnerships between business, government, and education that contribute to economic vitality of the region.
Daraius IraniDaraius Irani
Associate Vice President
Executive Director, Applied Research and Technical Services
Chief Economist, RESI

Dr. Irani serves as Marylandís leading authority on the economy and with his team of economists and researchers at RESI he provides critical analysis to the regionís government and business leaders.

Beeson Bonsal
Jeff Beeson
Assistant Vice President
Executive Director, Center for Professional Studies

Frank Bonsal
Director of Entrepreneurship

Raquel Frye
Managing Director

Gratz Gratz Hart
Aaron Guy
Associate Director
Continuing Education
Jackie Gratz
Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute
Wayne Hart
Managing Director
IT Services
Laur Martin Nueslein
Bobbie Laur
Office of Partnerships & Outreach

Larry Martin
Managing Director
Business Analysis and Management Consulting Services
Erin Nueslein
Office of Administration & Finance
Reynolds Russakis
Bernie Reynolds
Associate Director
Contract Training
Ardys Russakis
Managing Director
Center for GIS


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