text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation
News
design element
News
News From the Field
For the News Media
Special Reports
Research Overviews
NSF-Wide Investments
Speeches & Lectures
NSF Current Newsletter
Multimedia Gallery
Search Multimedia
Image
Video
Audio
More
Multimedia in the News
NSF Executive Staff
News Archive
 

Email this pagePrint this page
Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)


Dr. Cora Marrett, Deputy Director, NSF

Dr. Cora B. Marrett is Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation. She was confirmed in May 2011.

She has served as NSF's acting director (June - October 2010 and March 2013 - March 2014), acting deputy director (January 2009 - January 2011), and senior advisor. Before January 2009, Marrett was the assistant director for Education and Human Resources (EHR). In EHR, she led NSF's mission to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels, in both formal and informal settings.

Before January 2009, Marrett was the assistant director for Education and Human Resources (EHR). In EHR, she led NSF's mission to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels, in both formal and informal settings.

From 1992 to 1996, she served as the first assistant director for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate. Marrett earned NSF's Distinguished Service Award for her groundbreaking leadership of the new directorate.

From 2001 to 2007, Marrett was the University of Wisconsin System's senior vice president for academic affairs. She also served concurrently as professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the University of Wisconsin, she was the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Marrett holds a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Union University, a Master of Arts and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in sociology. She received an honorary doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1996, and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998 and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1996. In May 2011, Virginia Union University awarded Marrett an honorary degree as a distinguished alumna.

Credit: NSF/Photo by Sandy Schaeffer

General Restrictions:
Images and other media in the National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery are available for use in print and electronic material by NSF employees, members of the media, university staff, teachers and the general public. All media in the gallery are intended for personal, educational and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.

Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation. Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.

Also Available:
Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (6.7 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

 



Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page