Associate Vice President for Research,
Director, Center for Research Program Development & Enrichment
Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment
The University of Oklahoma
301 David L. Boren Boulevard, Ste. 1120
Norman, OK 73072
Telephone: (405) 325-3714
Fax: (405) 325-6029
CRPDE staff assist OU faculty, research scientists, postdocs and graduate students in their efforts to build strong and competitive programs for research, scholarship and creative activities. The Center facilitates this effort by helping to identify funding opportunities for research projects, assisting with the development of proposals for external funding, and identifying and leveraging University resources to strengthen research programs and projects. Dr. Knoedler's principal responsibilities include:
- Meeting with faculty and other investigators to learn of their research program priorities
- Identify and development resources, programs, and infrastructure to support successful research programs
- Initiate and develop collaborations and partnerships among faculty within OU and external to OU
- Provide research-related workshops and training opportunities for faculty, research staff, postdocs, and graduate students
- Serve as CRPDE's primary contact for large initiatives and funding efforts
- Provide proposal development assistance as needed
- Work with CRPDE staff to manage the Research Liaisons, Research Council, and VPR internal funding initiatives
Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler is the Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma. Within the Center, 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 and how they do and do not change across the lifespan. 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 10 years of experience in developing grant proposals for a variety of funding sources, including federal sources, private foundations, and corporations.
Dr. Knoedler is also a founding member and member of the Board of Directors within the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). Formally recognized as an organization in 2010, NORDP focuses on more clearly defining research development as a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed 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.
Dr. Knoedler is a Certified Research Administrator and a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.