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Cheryl Conrad

Assistant Vice President of Research Development,
Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Cheryl Conrad is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective support of the ongoing research enterprise for faculty and students at ASU. In this role, she has several responsibilities at the university level including chair of the limited submissions committee, chair of seed funding programs, co-chair of the Environmental Health and Policy committee, oversight and final approval of all the university cost-share and investment requests to sponsored agencies, leadership of the faculty governance for centralized core research facilities, and chair or co-chair of institutional policy committees that pertain to research. She is also the university’s research integrity officer.

Conrad’s research in neuroscience focuses on stress in the brain and the resulting cognitive outcomes especially as they pertain to chronic stress. She began her career as an assistant professor in psychology at ASU and went on to become the associate dean for research in the division of natural science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She then served as the associate dean of research for all of the divisions within the college over the next six years before taking on her current role in KED.

Since 2005 she has been honors disciplinary faculty in Barrett, the Honors College and now also serves as a faculty honors advisor. She has been a member of the Society of Neuroscience since 1987 and is a member of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.

Conrad earned a BS in both biology (honors) and chemistry from the University of California-Irvine and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.