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CADRE 2021 Speakers

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Dawn Underwood

Dr. Dawn Underwood is the Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance at Oklahoma State University. Her work in research administration spans nearly two decades overseeing sponsored programs, grants and compliance programs. Underwood served as the Assistant Vice President for Research at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Dean for Sponsored Programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Indiana State University.


Underwood earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana State University. She attended Ball State University in Indiana where she earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees. In 2017, Underwood was granted a fellowship award from the National Council for University Research Administration to travel to Hungary and learn about grants and compliance in the EU. She is a member of the Association for Research Integrity Officers as well as the National Council of University Research Administrators. 



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