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Department of Geology and Geophysics|People

Carol D. FrostCarol Frost


December, 2014-present             Division Director, Earth Sciences Division, National Science Foundation

  • As division director, I promote excellence in Earth Science research and discovery through oversight of portfolio of basic research and education awards ($178M/year);
  • Oversee 40 scientific and administrative division staff, including recruitment, performance appraisal, and succession planning;
  • Lead organizational change through division strategic planning and self-study activities; and
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships, including with international, government, and private sector organizations and the general public. I communicate and promote NSF’s contributions to the nation’s economy, security, and global leadership.

2012-Aug. 31, 2013   Associate Provost, University of Wyoming


2010-2012             Vice President for Special Projects, University of Wyoming


2008-2010             Associate Vice President for Research, University of Wyoming


2006-2007             Founding Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

  • Implemented the strategic plan for the school, including hiring permanent director and first faculty members; starting research centers, matching grant programs, and graduate student assistantship program; designing undergraduate major; and assisting in fund-raising for an energy resources building


2005-2008             Associate Head, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming

  • Responsible for faculty and staff performance evaluations, annual reports, departmental plan, and serving as department head in his absence


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