Research Development Associate

Brooke Gowl, Ph.D., has been a research developer for more than 13 years, focusing on increasing faculty success in research and scholarship, and increasing their funding to do the work they love. She holds a doctorate in neuroscience and has a background in the field of motivated behaviors. Following graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, she progressed to postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan (UM) where, in addition to her research, she became involved in research development through writing an F32 NRSA proposal to fund her training and an NSF proposal on behalf of the Society for Neuroscience to establish programs at UM focused on increasing the number of women and minorities in the neuroscience professoriate. Both of these proposals were funded, and these experiences led to the realization that she wanted to continue her efforts in research development and help other researchers to obtain funding for their studies. Prior to joining the Office of Campus Research Development (OCRD) in October 2022 as research development associate, she worked for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. She has also held positions at the University of Houston in the Graduate College of Social Work and the Office of Research Development within the Division of Research, and at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.