New NSF EPSCoR Section Head Announced
The following communication was released on January 26 by Dr. Suzanne Iacono, Head of NSF's Office of Integrative Activities:
Effective January 22, 2018, Dr. Loretta A. Moore will serve as the Section Head for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) section of the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Moore comes to NSF from Jackson State University (JSU), where she is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She has served as Vice President for Research and Federal Relations and Associate Vice President for Research and Scholarly Engagement, working to enhance the scholarly careers of JSU faculty members. Also at JSU, she served as the Interim Associate Dean for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Dr. Moore joined JSU’s faculty over 19 years ago as Chair of the Department of Computer Science.
Loretta’s experience with NSF has included serving as Principal Investigator on the JSU Advance project, which focuses on advancing the careers of female faculty members in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and Social and Behavioral Science disciplines; serving on the congressionally mandated Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering since February 2016; and serving on the Advisory Committee for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure since May 2016.
She has held positions at Auburn University, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, NASA Kennedy Space Center and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. She received her B.S. degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
I would like to personally thank Dr. Uma Venkateswaran on behalf of OIA and the EPSCoR Section for her exceptional service as Acting Section Head since September 1, 2017. Her deep knowledge about the program coupled with her commitment and service to NSF allowed her to be a truly effective leader. She resumes her role as Program Director for EPSCoR.