Dr Elizabeth Tranter
Associate Vice President for Research Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Dr Elizabeth Tranter is Associate Vice President for Research Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. She serves as Associate Vice President for Research Planning in the Office of the Vice President for Research at Virginia Tech with responsibilities for facilitating interdisciplinary research, strategic planning, policy matters, review of the university’s innovation ecosystem, and implementing special initiatives of the Vice President. She holds a B.A. in French with minors in English and Anthropology from the University of Central Missouri and an M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr Tranter has served in various capacities at Virginia Tech for 15 years, including Asst. Director for Research Education and Development in the Office of the Vice President for Research. She also served as Administrative Director, Education and Outreach Director, and Diversity program coordinator for the Center for Power Electronics Systems, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. Her background also includes service as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at a technology start‐up company in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, as Developmental Editor at a subsidiary of International Thomson Publishing, and 10 years of combined teaching and academic program coordination experience at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison and Indiana University. Beth continues to serve in an advisory capacity to new National Science Foundation center programs through participation in on‐site consultancies, meetings and discussion groups.