Senior Research Development Officer
The Division of Research, Research Development Services
Dr. Laurie Garton is a Senior Research Development Officer with the Texas A&M Division of Research’s Research Development Services, focusing on junior faculty professional and proposal development in federal young investigator programs such as NSF CAREER, DoE Early Career, DoD YIPs. In this position she also serves as co-lead of the Junior Faculty Proposal Writing Academy.
Dr. Garton started her academic career at Youngstown State University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department as a tenure-track faculty member, following her B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering (environmental) from Texas A&M University. She joined TEES in 1999 and began work on technical research project grants related to interdisciplinary environmental themes. For over 15 years in that position she focused on assisting junior faculty, especially targeting federal young investigator program grants and conducting workshops and guiding engineering faculty through the proposal development process. As part of TEES Research Development, she also assisted research teams working on multi-PI, multi-institutional level proposal efforts. Dr. Garton has reviewed for NSF, and has expertise with the NSF Graduate Fellows program.