As senior staff member in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Sherry Knighton-Schwandt advises executive leadership on organizational and operational decisions and helps establish strategic directions for research at IU Bloomington. Her work includes the development and management of special projects and ongoing initiatives aimed at supporting faculty efforts to enhance their research or creative activity portfolios. She also oversees Office of the Vice Provost for Research internal and external funding opportunities, helps develop new programs to increase funding from external agencies and plays a key role in oversight of 14 research centers and institutes that are supported in part by the office.
Areas of Expertise
University research development, strategic planning for research enterprise at IU Bloomington, IU Bloomington Emerging Areas of Research program, internal funding programs at IU Bloomington and faculty collaboration.