Chair and Vice Chair Biographies
Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Ph.D., CRA
Associate Vice President for Research and
Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Susan Wyatt Sedwick is an Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at The University of Texas at Austin where she is responsible for both pre- and post-award financial administration units with oversight of approximately $600 million in annual sponsored projects awards and serves as the institution's empowered official for export controls. She is a clinical professor in the department of Educational Administration for the Higher Education Administration Program. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). She is a frequent speaker and discussant on the topic of export controls as they apply to universities. She authored the chapter on export controls included in the NCURA/AIS publication, Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices.
Dr. Sedwick is active in the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) serves on the Board of Directors, Contracts and Intellectual Property (CIP) Committee, and chair of the export controls working group. She previously served COGR as an at-large member of the Research Compliance and Administration (RCA) Committee. She served as an at-large representative to the Board of Directors of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) in 2007-2009, as the chair of the Professional Development Committee in 2006, and has presented and served as a workshop faculty member and presenter at both regional and national meetings. She was a member of the faculty for the NCURA Export Controls, Embargoes and Sanctions seminar and took an active role in developing that curriculum. She has served as Region V representative to the national NCURA membership and professional development committees and as the workshop chair and faculty for the NCURA Region V meeting. She currently serves as Chair of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and has previously served on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Phase V transition team, and as co-chair of the Membership Committee in Phase IV. Dr. Sedwick is a graduate of Leadership Texas and a trustee for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation.
Sandra L. Schneider, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology and Director of CSILC:
Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures
The University of South Florida
Sandra Schneider (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor of Psychology and Director of CSILC: Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures at the University of South Florida (USF) where she has recently served as Principal Investigator on two multi-million dollar federal projects. Dr. Schneider's research focuses on cognitive and motivational processes in decision making, with an emphasis on reference dependence (including perspective taking), goal setting, and risk taking. She has published multiple theoretical and research articles, and is co-editor of the 2003 Cambridge University Press volume, Emerging Perspectives in Decision Research.
Over the past decade, Dr. Schneider has held a variety of research leadership positions at USF including Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has also held positions at the National Science Foundation including Division Director for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, and Program Director for Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences. As Division Director, Dr. Schneider was appointed as Co-Chair of the Human Subjects Research Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (COS), National Science & Technology Council (NSTC), Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), and Ex Officio member on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP).
Dr. Schneider has been involved with the Federal Demonstration Partnership for over 10 years. Currently, she is Chair of the Faculty Burden Survey #2 (FBS2) Task Force. She is also active on the Human Subjects Subcommittee within the Research Compliance Committee. In earlier years, Dr. Schneider served on the Faculty Steering Committee and on the original Faculty Burden Survey Task Force. In 2007, she organized a presentation by FDP leadership to COS's Human Subjects Research Subcommittee.