Shannon Hollis is a Grants and Contracts Specialist, Senior. Prior to joining the GDSU, she was the Interim Director for Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) and the Project Manager of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) program. Shannon has a B.A. in Chemistry from Miami University and an M.B.A. from Capital University. She has experience in grant writing, budget preparation, project management, and execution.
Her role will include: working with Principal Investigators and other key personnel to revise drafts of grant proposals to ensure the text clearly conveys the meaning; drafting the structure of the proposal according to RFPs; drafting various sections of proposals in a clear and precise manner that targets funding agency requirements; identifying gaps in the content of the proposal; revising, editing, and proofreading the proposal drafts for format, style and grammar according to funding agency guidelines to ensure proposal accuracy and completeness; assisting with incorporation of comments and edits; and finalizing proposal sections to increase extramural funding and awards.
Some recent projects of hers include the management of microwave assisted thermal technology, management of the natural fiber and fillers program, and a market study of homeowners and architects on sustainable building practices. Earlier in her career, Shannon held several positions of increasing responsibility in Research and Development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. She has extensive process and formulations experience in the development of commercially viable consumer lawn and garden products. Her work there led to three patents as a co-inventor on improved pesticide formulations. In addition, Shannon has served on the Board of Directors of Advanced Biofuels USA and is a member of the American Chemical Society.
Shannon is also a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), National Organization of Research and Development Professionals (NORDP), and the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI).