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Nancy Forand, PhD

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Senior Research Administrator for Proposal Development
Nancy Forand joined Sponsored Research Services in July, 2005. Nancy brings a varied set of experiences to her work. Most recently, she worked at the University of Rochester on educational research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. She also taught in the Department of Anthropology. She earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD from the University at Albany, SUNY. She spent two years in a Mexican agricultural village investigating the transformation and social reorganization of a Mayan community that had become a hotbed of evangelical activity. Prior to her career in social science, Nancy was a project manager for Applications Development in the Office of Information Technology at Harvard University. Nancy thrives on diversity. “The best part of working in Sponsored Research Services,” she says, “is the chance to work with teachers and scholars from different intellectual traditions who are engaged in wide-ranging activities.”