As part of EAB’s University Research Forum team, Brooke Thayer supports chief research officers and their teams in growing and managing the research enterprise. Her research has focused on team science, interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty and proposal development, research communications and digital strategy, facilities and administrative (F&A) funding, and strategic hiring initiatives.
Brooke has always been passionate about higher education, but her enthusiasm for academic research was spurred by the opportunity to travel with an international consortia of interdisciplinary researchers to detect, translate, and digitize ancient Roman wall-inscriptions. This experience left Brooke with a deep appreciation for the breadth and depth of research being conducted around the globe, as well as a more nuanced understanding of the challenges associated with research administration and project management.
Outside of the office, you can find Brooke running on the National Mall, exploring the newest D.C.coffee shops, or planning her next solo trip abroad.
Brooke earned a B.A. in History summa cum laude from the University of San Diego, where she also received the Academic Achievement Award for Highest GPA Honors (4.0).Her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration is from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She specialized in Leadership, Organization, and Policy and was named a Peabody Honors Scholar.
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