Carol Colaninno

Associate Director, Research and Scholarship

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Carol E. Colaninno is associate director for research and scholarship. In this new position in the CFDE, she is developing and facilitating a comprehensive program of support and resources for all Emory faculty in the areas of grant-seeking, idea development, and proposal development. Carol is also a key contact for Emory faculty in STEM fields for support in the areas of research and scholarship. Carol’s primary focus of expertise is pursuing funds from the National Science Foundation. Throughout her career, she has been the PI or Co-PI on multiple National Science Foundation awards and has served on 15 National Science Foundation panels as a reviewer. Carol also focuses on building inclusive and supportive research environments for all researchers, particularly students and early career professionals.

Carol received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Florida (2004) and her doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Georgia (2010). She previously served as an associate research professor at the Center for STEM Research, Education, & Outreach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In this role, Carol served to connect institutional STEM research to the boarder P – 20 community of learners. She has experience developing K – 12 curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and has developed and implemented multiple professional development sessions for K – 12 science teachers.