2020 Board Candidate Profiles

Available Positions

Four Board of Director positions are available in 2020. One seat is designated for an eligible NORDP member affiliated with either a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and/or a Regional Institution, one seat is designated for an eligible NORDP member affiliated from a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI), and two seats are open to eligible NORDP members from any type of institution or region (at-large). New Board members are elected for four-year terms. 

Below is information submitted by the 2020 Board candidates. Candidates were required to submit a candidate statement, biography, and abbreviated resume or CV.  Please plan to join NORDP at the 2020 Candidate Forum, May 21 at 2:30 pm (EDT). 


Eva AllenEva Allen: Assistant Director, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University | CV | At-Large Candidate

With academic training as an editor of others' writing and a Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics, Eva Allen spent 15 years working with faculty to develop compelling, fundable research grant proposals, first in a department and then as part of a proposal development services team in the campus research office. She directed that team for two years before moving to her current position as assistant director of a research institute that arose from a “grand challenge” proposal she helped develop. She’s now learning first-hand the vital roles that project plan articulation and funding program administration play in post-award implementation. Eva has been a member of NORDP since she first learned of it in 2012, and looks forward to national and regional conferences as the high points in her professional year. Eva has served on several NORDP committees, including the Professional Development Committee (2014-2015), the (Pre)Conference Workshops Committee (2014-2019; co-chair 2016-2019), and the Conference Organizing Committee (2019-2020). Eva has also participated in NORDP’s mentoring program for several years as both a mentor and a mentee. 

Anne MagliaAnne Maglia: Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Massachusetts Lowell | CV | At-Large Candidate

Anne Maglia is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, provides oversight, direction, and strategic planning for the research administration (pre-and post-award), research development, and research-related compliance activities on campus, including the Office of Research Administration (ORA), and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Research Support Services (RSS) group. She serves as a catalyst for the development and expansion of research activities across campus, strategically manages resources to improve proposal success, and works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development to develop and implement strategies to grow and diversify the University’s sponsored research portfolio. Prior to UMass Lowell, she spent six years at the National Science Foundation where she served as a Science Advisor, Program Director, acting Deputy Division Director, and Animal Welfare Officer, and oversaw several large infrastructure development programs. Prior to NSF, she was an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology where her federal-funded research program focused on developing novel computational tools for biological applications. Anne received her PhD from the University of Kansas, holds Masters’ certificates in Project Management and Program Management from the George Washington University School of Business, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

AAnne Pascuccinne Pascucci: Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Christopher Newport University | CV | PUI Seat Candidate

Anne Pascucci holds a Bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island. She is a Certified Research Administrator and holds a Certification in Non-Profit Studies. Anne Pascucci has 32 years of experience in higher education & non-profit sector ranging from research development, research administration, and finance. She has a passion for bringing diverse groups together to approach issues from multiple perspectives crossing disciplines. She engages in and contributes to conversations with scholars, experts and community, learning while helping to design solutions and new ways to communicate success. She is proud of an education grounded in Liberal Arts and a career that utilizes that education in every aspect of work. Her appetite to establish strategic alliances and support her institution as a member of a larger community is voracious. The importance of research and its impacts are intensely important to Anne personally, which is where her passion and enthusiasm come from. Collegiality and “leaving the ladder down” are integral to Anne’s work philosophy.

Michael Preuss: Executive Director, West Texas Office of Evaluation and Research, West Texas A&M University | CV | MSI Seat Candidate

Michael Preuss holds a doctorate in Education and a master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Communication and has been a member of NORDP since 2011. He is currently employed at West Texas A&M University as the Executive Director of an evaluation and research services unit. In his 16 years in research development (RD), he has worked at urban, suburban, and rural institutions, for public and private entities, at universities and community colleges, and at PUIs and MSIs. In that time, he has held multiple roles in RD from specialist, to coordinator, proposal development officer, director, and, for the last three years, Executive Director. He also worked for five years as a national level consultant providing strategic advancement, RD metric and measurement, faculty training, proposal development, and evaluation services to institutions at all levels from community colleges to R01 institutions. In addition to external evaluation contracts, Dr. Preuss is supported through research funding. He is an NSF, Office of Naval Research, Public Broadcasting Service, and NORD-funded researcher. His research addresses areas of need and concern in higher education, particularly identifying defining characteristics, key elements, and areas of impact. His current work focuses on defining and describing research development, the nature and characteristics of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, the background and experiences of students who attend HSIs, and the impact of grant-funded initiatives on minority students studying STEM. He has supported NORDP by completing multiple presentations at conferences, working as a conference volunteer, through involvement in the mentoring program, as a contact person for first time attendees at the NORDP conference, and by leading a multi-stage, multi-year investigation of research development and the professionals who work in the field. He would consider it an honor and privilege to serve you and the organization as a member of NORDP’s board of directors.