Joseph G. Danek, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor, EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation

Joseph G. Danek, Ph.D., serves as Senior Advisor to the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation Board of Directors. 

He is also the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of The Implementation Group, Inc. (TIG), an education and research consulting firm. A founding principal, Dr. Danek has significant experience with the administration of federal education and research-building programs, grant preparation, science and technology policy, and implementation of federal programs and projects. He spent 26 years at the National Science Foundation prior to co-founding TIG in 1994. At TIG, Dr. Danek concentrates on institutional capacity assessments and development; identification of program opportunities; proposal and program design, justification and implementation; partnership formation; and agency interactions. As the creator of the EPSCoR program and other NSF research and education programs, including initiatives for increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, (STEM), Dr. Danek has over 35 years experience working with public research universities.

He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Mt. St. Mary’s and his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Joseph G.  Danek, Ph.D.
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