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September 15, 2021

Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler, Head, Office of Integrative Activities

Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler is Head of the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) at the U.S. National Science Foundation. She joined NSF in 2021 after serving as Vice President for Research and Innovation at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Knoedler’s career has focused on cultivating and expanding research and innovation, emphasizing collaborative interdisciplinary work aligned with institutional strengths and interests as well as the development and cultivation of strong and diverse research infrastructure and competitive capacity.

In leadership and service to the national research enterprise, Knoedler has held positions within the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), served as Vice-Chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), was a member of NSF’s Business and Operations Advisory Committee, and developed professional development programs for senior research leaders within the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council on Research. She is also the former Co-PI of Oklahoma’s EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 award from NSF.

Knoedler received her Ph.D. and her Master of Science in cognitive psychology from Purdue University and her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Trinity University. The depth and breadth of her experience in both instruction and training (psychology, quantitative research methodology, statistics, grant writing and research development) and institutional capacity building were shaped through various opportunities at Purdue, San Jose State University, University of California, Santa Cruz, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Penn State University, and the University of Oklahoma, Miami University and Exaptive Inc.

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