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Shannon Hollis, MBA, CRA

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Shannon Hollis, MBA, CRA
Grants and Contracts Management Senior Analyst
260 Kottman Hall
Degree Information: 
Capital University M.B.A.
Miami University, B.A, Chemistry

Shannon Hollis is a Grants and Contracts Management Senior Analyst for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Office for Research & Graduate Education. Shannon joined Ohio State in 2009, and in her current role, Shannon provides college level pre- and post-award support for the CFAES funded research portfolio.

Shannon manages post-award activities as well as provides guidance and support to Sponsored Program Officers on complex transactions by troubleshooting, researching, and communicating with appropriate stakeholders while ensuring compliance with sponsor, University, and third-party regulations. She also manages the CFAES F&A waiver process, serves as the college-level approver of ePA-005s, and assists in the monitoring compliance. On the pre-award side, she manages the development and preparation of grant proposals and coordinates proposal submission with the Office of Sponsored Programs. 

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).