Jared E. Littman, Ph.D., joined the university in 2023 as vice provost for research, a new position. His professional experience spans 22 years in the higher education and medical sectors focusing on research development, administration, and compliance.

Previously, Littman served as executive director of research administration at Long Island University (LIU), overseeing sponsored projects, research development, and research compliance. He was the institutional official for the Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for multiple LIU campuses, overseeing the protection of human participants as well as animals in research. During his time there, he expanded research initiatives and infrastructure, increased award activity and expenditures, and supported the university in maintaining its R2 research classification. Prior to that, for 17 years, Littman oversaw all research operations at St. John's University. Specifically, he developed its research enterprise by creating research policy and process, more than doubled research proposal submissions and awarded funding annually, and increased university indirect cost recovery. He also created successful internal programs in support of research and developed student scholarships for experiential learning. Littman spent his first few years in central research administration at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Jared Littman is recognized in the field of research administration and has been actively volunteering since 2007 in the world's largest research administration network, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), where he has created the Cheryl Lee Howard Mentor Me Program, is the senior editor of its online newsletter, and presents on various topics in research administration at large meetings and conferences each year.

Littman earned a Ph.D. in literacy and leadership with an emphasis on leadership, resources, and development from St. John's University. He earned an M.P.A. concentrating on policy, government, and business administration from Baruch College, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and minor in music from Hofstra University. He began his college experience at the Berklee College of Music, where he spent time crafting his skills in music performance, theory, counterpoint, and writing. He has performed and written music for artists across the country.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Senior Editor of the National Council of University Administrators (NCURA) weekly online magazine/newsletter, 2018–Present
  • Research Administration Conference (NCURA) Co-Chair Career Development Track Recognition of Administration Excellence, 2019
  • National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Recognition Award for Creating the Cheryl Lee Howard Mentor Me Program, 2018
  • St. John's University Recognition Award of Exceptional Service and Transforming Research, 2014
  • National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Distinguished Service Award, 2014

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