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Nicholas Wigginton

Assistant Vice President for Research

 

As assistant vice president for research, Dr. Wigginton works with faculty and staff to support the broad U-M research community. He works across campus to identify strategic priorities, administer programs, develop and implement internal policies, and increase research competitiveness. Wigginton also helps build new partnerships with key external stakeholders including academia, industry, foundations, and government. He oversees research development activities and is a member of the U-M Office of Research leadership team.

Wigginton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in geosciences from Virginia Tech. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland and a visiting researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Before joining U-M, Wigginton was a senior editor at Science, one of the world's premier scientific journals, which is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2019-2020, Wigginton was selected to participate in the American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program.  He served his fellowship at Stanford University, working on projects related to strategic planning, global engagement, and university and national laboratory organizational structures.

U-M publications

Wigginton, N.S., Cunningham R.M., Katz R.H., Lidstrom M.E., Moler, K.A., Wirtz, D., Zuber, M.T., (2020) Moving academic research forward during COVID-19Science, 368, 1190-1192.

Jasny B., Wigginton N.S., McNutt M., Bubela T., Buck S., Cook-Deegan R., Gardner T., Hanson B., Hustad C., Kiermer V., Lazer D., Lupia A., Manrai A., McConnell L., Noonan K., Phimister E., Simon B., Strandburg K., Summers Z., Watts D. (2017) Fostering reproducibility in industry-academia researchScience, 357, 759-761.

Phone: 734-763-1290
Support Staff: Wendi Mohl
Research Team Assignment: Leadership Team

4082 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

Wendi Mohl, executive secretary, 734-763-1290, wendig@umich.edu