Cora Marrett

Cora Marrett has served in a range of leadership roles in public support for research and higher education. In 1992, she became the first assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate. In 2010, she returned to NSF as the Foundation’s acting director and then deputy director. Marrett, a sociologist, has also served as senior vice-president for academic affairs of the University of Wisconsin system and as provost of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Marrett is the former chair of the SSRC’s Board of Directors.

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