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Office for Research Staff

Office of the Vice President for Research

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8130

Pocatello, ID 83209-8130

Administration Building #10

President’s Suite, Room 251

Cornelis (Neels) Van der Schyf, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School

Office: (208) 282-3134

Cornelis J. (Neels) Van der Schyf earned his BPharm, MSc, DSc (PhD), and DTE degrees from North-West University (NWU, formerly Potchefstroom University) in South Africa, and spent 1986-1987 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Connecticut and at the National Magnet Lab at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Van der Schyf has been appointed as Vice President for Research effective March 1, 2015. He assumes a dual position as Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

Before joining Idaho State University in May 2013 as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Van der Schyf was Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, Founding Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, and Professor of Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Read more> 

Sandy Shea

Sandy Shea

Management Assistant

(208) 282-3134

Dr.Richard Jacobsen

Dr. Richard Jacobsen

Associate Vice President for Research & CAES Associate Director

(208) 533-8110


Dr. Deb Easterly

Assistant Vice President for Research

(208) 282-2618

Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Assistant Vice President for Research

(208) 282-5824


Fred Parrish

Fred Parrish

University Business Officer

(208) 282-2768

Evan Johnson

Senior Accountant

(208) 282-5836

Kim Smith

Financial Technician

(208) 282-1157

More Office for Research Staff:

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Environmental Health & Safety

Research Outreach and Compliance

Sponsored Programs and Support

Technology Commercialization




921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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