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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Shannon Hollis

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Shannon Hollis
Grants and Contracts Specialist, Senior
170D Bevis Hall
Degree Information: 
Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
Miami University M.B.A.
Miami University, B.A, Chemistry
Red team reviews, interdisciplinary science, Pre-Award

Shannon Hollis is a Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist for the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. She has experience in grant writing, budget preparation, project management and execution. 

In her current role, Shannon works with faculty and other key personnel to review and revise grant proposals, prepare budgets to support research activities, prepare and compile documents needed for proposal submission, and identify gaps in the proposal. In addition, Shannon leads the Color-Coded Proposal Review process.

Prior to joining the GDSU, she was the Interim Director of the OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at OSU and was the Project Manager of the USDA funded Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) program. Earlier in her career, Shannon held several positions of increasing responsibility in Research and Development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Her work there led to three patents as a co-inventor on improved pesticide formulations.

Shannon has a B.A. in Chemistry from Miami University, an M.B.A. from Capital University, and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). In addition, she is a Certified Workshop Leader in Strategic Doing. Shannon is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), National Organization of Research and Development Professionals (NORDP), Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) as well as the American Chemical Society (ACS).