The Office of Educational Research (OER) Associate Dean works to promote faculty scholarship and success in securing public and private funding and leads all matters related to research, contracts, grants, and faculty development to support the development of the COE research enterprise. She mentors faculty to initiate a research agenda and respond successfully to calls for external research funding, supports efforts to fund high quality doctoral students capable of contributing to the COE research agenda, manages a comprehensive OER, and continues to build necessary infrastructure for supporting research and development efforts. The Associate Dean also represents the COE research agenda and faculty research efforts with external funding agencies (e.g., IES, NFS, state of Florida agencies, private foundations) and represents the college research efforts within the university and externally. She is the primary liaison with campus and external funding agencies, and establishes strategic partnerships to pursue new research opportunities. The Associate Dean provides advice to the COE Dean and contributes to senior management team decisions, develops and maintains effective collaborative relationships with all relevant faculties and groups within the university, and works with the advancement staff to maximize private foundation connections in support of significant grants and gifts (e.g., for research centers and endowed professorships). She also performs other duties as assigned by the COE Dean.