Amy has an impressive track record of grant development experience with over 18 years in the field. Amy has served as the Regional Director of Grant Development at Miami University’s Regional Campuses (2004–2015), as the Senior Foundation Officer for Grant Development for the Bethesda Foundation (2015–2017), and as a Grant Facilitator for Miami’s College of EHS (2017-2022). Amy joined the Discovery Center in the Summer of 2022 as the Coordinator of Research Development. Before coming to Miami, Amy first explored a career in geology. She loves everything STEM-related, particularly exploring the wonders of Nature. In her current position, Amy provides strategic leadership and support for EHS and Discovery Center faculty/staff grant-seeking activities, in order to increase capacity in developing, submitting, receiving, and managing externally funded projects.
M.A., Technical and Scientific Communication, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
M.S., Geology, University of Cincinnati
B.A., Geology, Earlham College
Professional Success Formula
50% Communication (clear communication creates shared vision); 25% Collaboration (creating something through synergy can be so exciting); and 25% Critical Thinking (collective knowledge sharing helps create the best possible products and solutions).
Advocacy for research and the scientific process, so that good information is available for improving education and ensuring equity; Collaboration that sparks new ways of thinking and generates new knowledge; and Strategic Innovation to employ new ways of thinking and new knowledge to inform existing endeavors.