Jaclyn Shaw

Interim Vice President for Research

University of Texas at San Antonio

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Jaclyn L. Shaw is the Interim Vice President for Research, Economic Development and the Knowledge Enterprise and Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Initiatives at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Jaclyn is responsible for the leadership and oversight of strategic research development efforts within the Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and the Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE). Jaclyn serves as UTSA’s liaison for external research and development (R&D) partnerships with government agencies, research nonprofits, national laboratories, and private corporations. She leads federal relations, proposal development, faculty development, internal seed investments and research marketing and communications.

From 2013 to current, Jaclyn has served in various roles at UTSA, including Chief Operating Officer with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research Partnerships and the Director for Research Support within the REDKE. Major responsibilities include operational planning and partnership development efforts for the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII). She also serves as REDKE’s advisor to the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) and the School of Data Science, in support of the university’s expansion as an Urban Serving University in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to joining UTSA in 2013, Jaclyn served in multiple roles (2011-2013) within MedStar Health, the mid-Atlantic’s largest healthcare system. She was responsible for operational management for the public health arm of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital.

​​​​​​​As a means to fund major initiatives within the system, Jaclyn secured funding from government and private sector partners for public health programming, capital projects and health information technology. Before joining MedStar, Jaclyn acted as an Emergency Manager (2008-2011) in southern Maryland and held the position of Chair for the Tri-County Homeland Security Council for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). She led emergency joint operations, providing financial and programmatic support for fire, police and emergency medical services. Jaclyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Hawaii, a Master of Science degree in Integrated Homeland Security Management and a Certificate in Security Assessment and Management from Towson University (University System of Maryland).