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Leadership

Leadership

Jaclyn Shaw, M.S., B.A.P.A.
Interim Vice President, Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise / Associate VP, Strategic Initiatives & Research Partnerships

Jaclyn Shaw has over 15 years of experience and currently serves at the executive level at UTSA, most recently leading UTSA’s Office for Strategic Research Development as the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Research Partnerships. She holds extensive experience in operational intensive environments within health care and emergency management/operations. Previously, she led the conception and operational establishment of the UTSA National Security Collaboration Center and assisted in securing $100M for physical and programmatic infrastructure with $5M per year in sustained R&D revenue. Shaw was named Interim Vice President for the division effective June 1, 2022.


Rod McSherry
Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development / Director, Institute for Economic Development

Rod McSherry is the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development at UTSA. McSherry oversees the Institute for Economic Development and the Office of Commercialization and Innovation and manages a staff of over 140. McSherry has over 35 years of experience in the field of global economic, community, and business development. He has held a variety of positions, most recently as the Associate Provost, International and Border Programs, at New Mexico State University. He has over 30 years of service in the United States Department of Agriculture culminating in his service as a Senior Foreign Service Officer. Additionally, he held postings in Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Thailand, Venezuela, Mexico, and Russia. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is proficient in Russian, Thai, and French.


Michelle (Mickey) Stevenson, Ph.D., CCEP
Associate Vice President
Research Integrity

Michelle (Mickey) Stevenson is associate vice president of research integrity at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and leadership in research ethics. More specifically, she and her team assist researchers in meeting the regulatory requirements associated with conducting research, such as human subjects protections, care and use of laboratory animals, conflicts of interest, improper influence, export controls, responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and hazardous materials management. She also serves as the university’s Research Integrity Officer.
Dr. Stevenson earned her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined UTSA in 2010 after having worked at the University of Texas System Office of Research and Technology Transfer. Prior to moving to Texas, Dr. Stevenson was an assistant professor of adult development and aging at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Stevenson has also been designated as a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP) by the Compliance Certification Board.



Nicole L. Beebe, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Faculty Research Development
Melvin Lachman Endowed Chair | Professor & Chair, Information Systems & Cyber Security

Nicole Lang Beebe, Ph.D. is the Melvin Lachman Endowed Chair and a Professor of Cyber Security, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She is currently dual-hatted, serving as the Department Chair for the Information Systems & Cyber Security Department and Assistant Vice President for Faculty Research Development in the Office for Research, Economi Development, and Knowledge Enterprise. She previously served for five years as the Director of The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics at UTSA. Dr. Beebe’s research interests relate to cybersecurity, cyber analytics, digital forensics, and data analytics with applications to insider threat detection and analysis, IoT security and forensics, and cyber threat hunting. She has published approximately 50 peer-reviewed articles in top journals and conferences that have been cited over 1,700 times. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, various Department of Defense agencies, several industry partners, and has resulted in a patent-pending cyber search algorithm and multiple software platforms.

Dr. Beebe received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from UTSA, an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She has over twenty years of experience in cybersecurity and digital forensics, in both the commercial and government sectors. She was a computer crime investigator for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations from 1998-2007. She worked in industry as a senior network security engineer for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She obtained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2001. She has served as a board member on several national level professional associations and consortiums. She serves as an Associate Editor (AE) for Computers & Security and previously served as AE for Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, in addition to serving on the board of referees, reviewers, and/or technical program committees for approximately ten peer-reviewed journals and conferences dedicated to advancing the state of the art and knowledge in digital forensics and cybersecurity.

Sandra Garcia, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President
Sponsored Project Administration

Dr. Sandra D. Garcia currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Office of Sponsored Project Administration at The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). With more than 27 years in higher education research administration, she oversees the Pre-Award and Contracts and Industry Agreements offices. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi , a M.S. in Counseling and Guidance and a B.S. in Elementary Education and has a lifetime Teaching Certification



Howard Grimes, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
CyManII

Dr. Howard Grimes serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), led by The University of Texas at San Antonio. As a noted research scientist and author with 25 years of success in directing complex university and national laboratory research programs and entrepreneurial start-up initiatives, Dr. Grimes also serves as the Associate Vice Provost and Vice President for Institutional Initiatives at UTSA and was formally the director for Innovation and Industry Partnerships (3 years) at INL’s Idaho CAES.

Veronica Stoller
Assistant Vice President
Research Finance and Operations

Veronica Stoller serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Office for Research Finance and Operations. She leads the Post Award Administration, Grants, Contracts and Financial Services, REDKE Fiscal Administration and Business Service Center units. She has over 20 years of administration, financial management and operations experience in the public and private business sectors. Veronica has an extensive background in the areas of research administration, service delivery, personnel management, organizational design, and change management. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


Guy Walsh
Executive Director
National Security Collaboration Center

Brigadier General (Retired) Guy Walsh currently serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at UTSA. In his role, he leads a consortium of diverse government, industry and academic partners working together on collaborative solutions to the nation's most difficult issues of national security and global defense. Formerly, Walsh served as Technical Advisor to the Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) at Fort Meade, MD. In addition to directing Joint Cyber Test efforts with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Army Test and Evaluation Command, he served as senior manager for the CYBERCOM Guard and Reserve Directorate. He worked with OSD, service components, and the National Guard Bureau in the development of strategy and policy for Reserve Component support to U.S. Cyber Command. Prior to this current position, Walsh served as the CYBERCOM J-3 lead for Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he acted as the principal advisor to the CYBERCOM Director of Operations on Readiness and Training and the development of Reserve Component cyber capability. Walsh served a distinguished career of 31 years of military service with the US Air Force.