PEERD Experts

Camille Coley

Camille Coley, JD, CRA, has worked in research administration and research development for more than
20 years. She is the Associate Vice Provost for Sponsored Programs and External Partnerships, at the
University of San Francisco. She is an expert in growing research enterprises through team science and
institutional capacity-building. She has doubled the research expenditures at her past employers, the
American Museum of Natural History (in New York City, NY) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Her background includes lead roles with the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center and
the Center for Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology at FAU. Her approach to research administration
and development is holistic, and she brings a high level of experience with multidisciplinary project
teams and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility frameworks.  She is a Certified Research
Administrator as well as a Certified Mediator.
Past Experience
As Associate Vice President for Research at Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Coley launched the research
development office. She was also a part of the team responsible for the FAU’s accreditation reevaluation. She led the revamping of office operations for the Division of Research that earned her a Presidential Award. While working at the American Museum of Natural History as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, she led teams to secure the first large grants for Campus Computing Infrastructure as well as securing funds for congressionally funded community projects. She coordinated projects that built collaborations with the Museum’s scientists and educators. She also led grant development trainings and workshops for faculty and graduate students.
NORDP Involvement
Ms. Coley has served as a presenter at past NORDP conferences and virtual workshops for professional development and mentoring. She was a member of the task force for NORDP’s Certification/Credits/Continuing Education Program. She is a consultant for NORDP’s Pilot Project for
Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Ms. Coley holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland - School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Towson State University.