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Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler is the Head of the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She joined the NSF in 2021 after serving as the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Knoedler's career has focused on cultivating and expanding research and innovation through an emphasis on 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, Dr. Knoedler has held leadership positions within the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), served as Vice-Chair of NSF's 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 APLU's Council on Research. She served as Co-PI of Oklahoma's EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 award from NSF from 2013-2018.
Dr. Knoedler received her MS and PhD from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in cognitive psychology and her BA in psychology from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX). 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 educational, research and administrative experiences at Purdue University, 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.