NSF taps Teutonico to guide Coastlines and People today Program | FIU Information

Rita Teutonico, associate dean of study for FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education and learning, has been appointed the application officer for the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People today plan.

As component of the 1-yr appointment, Teutonico will control the 2nd round of competition and panels for Coastal Investigation Hubs. The to start with hubs were awarded previously this spring. NSF’s Coastlines and Men and women method supports various, modern, multi-establishment awards that are concentrated on critically significant coastlines and people investigation that is integrated with broadening participation ambitions. The system is created to improve scientific comprehension of coastal sustainability and human impacts.

“I am thrilled to be returning to NSF and serving to to tutorial the long term of the Coastlines and Persons program,” Teutonico stated. “This program has the prospective to significantly effect the resilience of the Nation’s coastal locations, in particular densely populated, urban areas.”

Prior to becoming a member of FIU in 2014, Teutonico was director of study improvement for the Office environment of Research and Graduate Studies at Utah Point out University and, prior to that, invested 10 many years as science advisor NSF top cross-foundation initiatives, particularly those concentrated on sustainability science and the integration of the social and natural sciences. While at FIU, she has been instrumental in the submission of various, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator proposals and the thriving awarding of lots of, which includes a $5 million, NSF-funded Middle of Excellence award.

“Dr. Teutonico is a good alternative for this part, and we’re really glad NSF acknowledges her eyesight and knowledge to help build this system,” explained Mike Heithaus, government dean of FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Instruction. “In South Florida, coastal sustainability is a critically important concern and just one that FIU is strongly fully commited to. I seem forward to seeing what impact Dr. Teutonico has in serving to to advance methods-centered science as aspect of this appointment.”

Teutonico is a member of the American Affiliation for the Development of Science and the National Business of Analysis Advancement Industry experts. She obtained the NSF Director’s Awards for Collaborative Integration in 2012, 2010 and 2008 and for Administration Excellence in 2009. She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and quantitative genomics from the College of Pennsylvania.