Anne Maglia was appointed vice chancellor for research and innovation in July 2022. She oversees the university’s research enterprise, which includes sponsored research administration and development, research integrity, core research facilities, technology transfer, and industry partnerships and economic development.
Between 2016 and 2022, Maglia She served as UMass Lowell’s associate vice chancellor for research administration and integrity. During that time, the university’s funded research portfolio nearly doubled in size, several sponsored research-related trainings and supporting activities were launched, and the Office of Research Administration grew by more than half.
Maglia served for six years at the U.S. National Science Foundation as a science adviser and program director for biological infrastructure. Prior to that she was an associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology where her research focused on bioinformatics and biodiversity. She serves on several advisory boards including those for the National Academy of Science and the National Organization of Research Development Professionals, for which she also served as president (2022-23).
She received her B.S. in zoology from Ohio University, an M.S. in biology from East Tennessee State University, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Kansas. She is a certified project management professional and earned MS certificates in both program and project management from the George Washington University School of Business.