New Assistant VP for Research Compliance chosen

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New Assistant VP for Research Compliance chosen

Monday, July 9, 2018

Dr. Dawn Underwood has been named the new OSU Assistant Vice President for Research
Compliance

Dr. Dawn Underwood has been named the new OSU Assistant Vice President for Research
Compliance. Most recently, 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. Her work in research administration spans nearly two decades
overseeing sponsored programs, grants and compliance programs.

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 European Union. She is a member of the Association for Research
Integrity Officers, and previously served as an advisory board member to the Grants
Resource Center of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Underwood grew up in Indiana on a farm where her family raised Black Angus cattle.
She and her husband, Michael, own a corn and soybean farm in Illinois, where they
raised four children.

“Oklahoma already feels like home to me. I appreciate the warm welcome I have received
from the OSU and Stillwater communities. I look forward to supporting the vital and
excellent research at OSU,” Underwood said.

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