Jeanne M. Viviani brings a successful record of executive management, research skills and training to her position as Director of Sponsored Programs. She has 10 years of sponsored research experience within a higher education environment. She will establish, organize and manage the first office of sponsored research at Florida Polytechnic University. “Identifying grant opportunities and working directly with all faculty who are interested in external sponsorship is the cornerstone of what I do,” she said.
Prior to joining Florida Poly, she established and managed the Office of Research Programs and Services at New College of Florida. She was responsible for both pre-award and post-award activities, compliance, training and development and data reporting. As the Human Protections Administrator for the NCF Institutional Review Board, she processed and reviewed faculty and student protocol applications for using human subjects.
As a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), she shares her expertise with others in research administration. She has served on the Professional Development Committee and was selected in 2008 to study at the Leadership Development Institute, a year-long program for training rising young leaders. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor in Economics.
Jeanne Viviani has worked in many different government offices, including the Department of Navy with the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida, Psychosocial Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office.