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NSF selects Karen Marrongelle to head its Education and Human Resources Directorate

Portland State University dean brings strategic vision, focus on broadening participation to new role

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Karen Marrongelle to serve as head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). EHR supports fundamental research that enhances learning and teaching, and broad efforts to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, at all levels and in all settings.

Marrongelle's career as a leader in the research community has been marked by a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As an administrator, she has focused on understanding the causes of disparities in educational opportunities and establishing strategic visions for addressing those issues.

See Full Story: NSF News Release 18-063