Assistant Vice President for Research Development
Office of the Vice President for Research
2114D Lee Building
College Park, MD 20742
Eric Chapman is the Assistant Vice President for Research Development and leads the Research Development Office.
Eric joined the Division of Research in November of 2013, after working as the Senior Director of Corporate and Government Relations for the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and as the inaugural Deputy Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2). Eric came to the University of Maryland in 2011 following five years of service as the National Security Advisor to Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) on Capitol Hill and extensive work in the Department of Justice.
Eric is responsible for building strong ties to federal funding agencies, federal Labs, industry, medical centers, foundations and other universities to facilitate the development of large, multi-disciplinary proposals and initiatives. He works closely with the Vice President for Research and the Director of National Research Initiatives to bring together and support teams of faculty from various disciplines and Colleges to pursue funding opportunities and to build cross campus, innovative research programs and initiatives. Eric received an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. from Syracuse University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.