Sherry Knighton-Schwandt is assistant vice provost for research at IU Bloomington and executive director of university research development for all IU campuses. In these roles, she oversees research services and support for faculty, including Proposal Development Services, internal funding opportunities, and limited submissions funding opportunities. Working closely with staff on the IUPUI, IU Bloomington, and regional campuses, she ensures that IU is identifying and facilitating support for research across the IU system. Before joining the IU research team in 2004, she served as director of student recruitment and retention and executive assistant to the university dean at the IU School of Education in Bloomington. She holds a B.S. in Public Affairs and Management from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.