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Associate Vice President for Research - Biography

Nina Maung-Gaona is the Associate Vice President for Research and the Deputy Operations Manager for the Research Foundation at Stony Brook University (SBU). In this role, she oversees strategic research development initiatives, human resources, finance and research administration operations for the Office of the Vice President for Research. Previously she served as the Assistant Dean for Diversity in the Graduate School and Director of the Center for Inclusive Education at SBU. In this capacity, she was PI/PD of numerous NIH and NSF funded programs which focused on workforce development and broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Prior to coming to Stony Brook in 2000, Maung-Gaona worked for the United Nations and was based in various locations around the world supporting humanitarian and development activities. She holds a PhD in Technology, Policy and Innovation, a Master's in Public Administration and Policy and a Bachelor's in Sociology and International Perspectives. She is a proud alumna of two SUNY institutions: Stony Brook University and the University at Albany.