Dr. Carrie Berger began her academic career at the University of Oklahoma and earned a B.S. in Botany in 1994. She received the PhD degree from Purdue University in 2000 from the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She received additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Beginning in 2007, she held various positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia in support of research operations. From 2011 – 2013, she served as the Assistant Dean for Research and focused her efforts on the mentoring of junior faculty, providing support for large grant proposals, award management and enterprise level process improvements. In 2014, Carrie joined the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and has served as the Associate Dean for Research. She recently assumed the role of Executive Associate Dean and is charged with developing strategic areas of research strength, facilitating research administration, growing research operations, leading faculty and staff professional development efforts. Current strategic initiatives include leading the Polytechnic Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy Steering Committee and Higher Ed 4.0. Her current research efforts are focused on faculty success.