Robyn (Merchant) Rowan is a Research Advancement Administrator, Sr. with the Biodesign Institute. She works closely with faculty in proposal preparation, specifically providing assistance and guidance during development, pre-submission administrative review, management, compliance, and authorization of proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. She also acts as the liaison between project Principal Investigators, departments, colleges, and the ASU Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA). Robyn has worked in research advancement for ASU for over 5 years, most recently as Assistant Director of Research Advancement for the School of Life Sciences.
Before coming to ASU, Robyn worked in project management for a Department of Defense contractor. She received her BA and MA in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Stockton University.