Amanda Ross has been named assistant dean for research and grant development for the Office of Research Administration and Grant Development in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
In this new role, Ross will work with university leaders in the Office of Research and Technology Management, Corporate and Foundation Relations and UTech to develop new opportunities for funding that align with the strategic priorities of the College and university and maintain ongoing research grant initiatives.
Many within the CWRU community already know Ross, who previously was director of research administration and grant development for the College. In that role, she improved the College’s research enterprise and supported faculty and staff in securing external funding from local, state and national organizational sources.
“I am thrilled to have Amanda back as our new assistant dean for research administration and grant development,” said Stephen E. Haynesworth, PhD, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, associate professor, Department of Biology, and director of the Emerging Scholars Program.
“Amanda has already established strong working relationships with faculty, and she has experience navigating the research administration structure in the College and the university. As a result, she will be able to hit the ground running to help faculty members identify research opportunities and develop competitive research proposals,” Haynesworth said.
Ross brings 15+ years of professional experience in higher education, research administration, and grant development to the role. Most recently, she was deputy associate director of administration for the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
She received her undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in environmental science, from Bowling Green State University and recently received her Master of Nonprofit Organization here at Case Western Reserve. On a more personal note, Ross grew up all over the world as the daughter of a Navy helicopter pilot. She currently lives on the near west side of Cleveland with her husband, three children, a dog and a bearded dragon.