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Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation

NKURF was established in 2004 as a 501 ©C Corporation designated to receive, invest and expend funds to promote and implement scientific and educational activities and to receive and hold conservation easements in support of CER. NKURF was created by the university to expand the development, implementation and coordination of extramurally-sponsored programs. Since 2015, NKURF has focused on providing support and guidance to faculty and students regarding the protection, development, and commercialization of intellectual property. The NKURF is managed through GERO with a board of directors representing internal NKU and external community members.


Mr. Craig Holloman
Northern Kentucky University
405 University Center
Highland Heights, KY  41099
(859) 572-5768


Mr. Jeremy Alltop

Vice President of Administration & Finance/CFO

Northern Kentucky University

836 Lucas Administrative Center

Highland Heights, KY 41099


Mr. Dov Rosenberg
CEO, enosix
250 E 5th Street, Suite 1500
Cincinnati, OH 45202 



Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh
Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Research and Outreach
Northern Kentucky University
425 University Center
Highland Heights, KY  41099
(859) 572-7567

Vice Chair

Dr. Karen O’Connell
Faculty, Nursing
Northern Kentucky University
FH 461H Highland Heights, KY 41076

Board Members

Ms. Kim Banham
Principal, Connetic Ventures
910 Madison Ave, Covington, KY  41001

Dr. Matt Cecil
Northern Kentucky University
AC 830, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Mr. Matthew Delaney
Attorney at Law
Frost Brown Todd LLC
8642 Stoneleigh Lane Cincinnati, OH 45255

Mr. Brandon Helm
Manager, Stream Restoration
Center for Environmental Restoration
Northern Kentucky University
15 Clearview Highland Heights, KY 41076

Dr. Amanda Kool
Vice President, Business Initiatives and Social Impact
Kona Ice, Inc.
5945 Centennial Circle, Florence, KY  41042

Ms. Nancy Koors
Vice President, UASI
957 Woodchuck Dr., Villa Hills, KY  41017

Dr. Andrea Lambert-South
Northern Kentucky University
GH 422 Highland Heights, KY 41076

Dr. Diana McGill
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Northern Kentucky University
SL 410 Highland Heights, KY 41076  

Dr. Eileen Weisenbach Keller
Assistant Dean, College of Business
Northern Kentucky University
BC 206B Highland Heights, KY 41076

Dr. Larry Williams
Associate, Taft Law
425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800, Cincinnati, OH  45202