Dr. Ann McGuigan recently joined the Division of Research’s Office of Research Development as assistant vice president. She will oversee the office that assists faculty members developing plans for extramural funding for their research.
“The Office of Research Development will play a critical role in supporting faculty seeking external support for large-scale research projects usually funded by federal agencies,” according to Dr. Charles A. Johnson, senior associate vice president for research. “Dr. McGuigan brings a wealth of experience and success to the division, thus enabling the office to assist faculty in pursuit of major federal funding for major research projects.”
McGuigan most recently served at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as director of research development. She was influential in the development of institutional responsibilities supporting research development and initiatives involving convening cross-disciplinary faculty interest groups. She also played a significant role at George Mason in developing research plans and proposals that led to multi-million research projects from the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, and other federal agencies.
McGuigan currently serves as president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). She graduated from Western Washington University with bachelor degrees in history and education, a master’s in cultural anthropology from Washington State University, and doctorate in educational psychology from Washington State.