Dr. Stout and her team provide support for research development at Georgia State University. She oversees administration of internal grants, training and education for research administration and compliance, assistance with identifying grant funding and grant writing, and administering a number of additional special research support initiatives out of the URSA office.
Prior to joining the URSA staff, Dr. Stout completed postdoctoral work at Emory University in the Department of Pharmacology (1994-2009), was on the faculty of a small liberal arts college (1999-2002) and then served as associate director for the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), first at Emory University (2002-2004) and then at Georgia State University (2004-2010). During her time with the CBN, a 10-year, $40 million, National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center, Dr. Stout oversaw administrative operations, managed several of the center’s programs and all of the reporting to the NSF and other federal and institutional entities. In addition, while with the CBN, she authored a publication on the creation of multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research centers.
In addition to years of research and teaching experience, Dr. Stout has experience and training in program and project management, meeting facilitation and has a green belt in Lean Six Sigma for business operations.
Dr. Stout received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her Ph.D. in neuroscience both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.