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CEOSE - Member Biography


Dr. Alicia Knoedler
Executive Associate Vice President for Research
Executive Director, Center for Research Program Development & Enrichment
The University of Oklahoma
5 Partners Place
201 Stephenson Parkway, Suite 3300
Norman, OK 73019

Term: 02/01/2014 - 01/31/2020

Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler is the Executive Associate Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma. Within her role as Executive Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Knoedler works with others across the University on projects and initiatives of significant importance to OU, such as broadening participation of underrepresented groups, faculty recruitment, mentoring, and retention, and resource gap analyses related to research. Within CRPDE, she works with faculty, students, and other investigators to significantly enhance the research enterprise, focusing on changing the research culture as well as assisting investigators in their efforts to develop more competitive research programs and proposals for external funding.

Dr. Knoedler received her B.A. in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University. Her research expertise focused on memory processes across the lifespan, and the influence of contextual cues and information on memory and awareness. Dr. Knoedler has taught quantitative research methodology, statistics, and grant writing for many years at Purdue University, San Jose State University, University of California Santa Cruz, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, and Penn State University. Dr. Knoedler has an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at OU.

Prior to joining OU in 2010, Dr. Knoedler was the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Research Program Development and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University. In this role, she specialized in assisting Penn State investigators across the university in the development of large, collaborative, and multidisciplinary grant proposals. She worked to identify high profile funding opportunities and match them with Penn State research strengths. Dr. Knoedler has over 17 years of experience in developing grant proposals for a variety of funding sources, including federal sources, private foundations, and corporations and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA).

In service and leadership to research development and the national research enterprise, Dr. Knoedler is a founding member, member of the Board of Directors, and was president (2013-2014) of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). She is a member of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), NSF’s Business and Operations Advisory Board, is the Co-PI of Oklahoma’s EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 award from NSF, and is a liaison to APLU’s Council on Research, through which she is involved in developing and offering training and professional development opportunities for senior research leaders across the Nation to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness.

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