Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge
Forough is Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs for Edge. As chief advocate for research and discovery, Forough serves as an advisor and counsel to senior higher education leaders to help translate vision for supporting research collaborations and innovation into actionable strategy leveraging regional and national advanced technology resources. Forough was previously at Rutgers University providing executive management for the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI 2). Forough’s experience in higher education also includes previously serving as associate dean and department chair. Prior to joining academia, she held senior level engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard (HP) and consulted to Fortune 500 companies in high performance computing environments. Forough is consulted on the state, national, and international levels related to STEM workforce development strategies and evaluating the policies and programs that shape vibrant inclusive innovation ecosystems. Forough’s research has resulted in numerous publications. Forough’s areas of research interest include: fostering diversity and inclusion in the university innovation ecosystem, and broadening the reach through models for federated data sharing infrastructure for advancing discovery. Forough’s education includes a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University, MS in Computer Science from Villanova University, and BS in Mathematics with a minor in Biology from Pennsylvania State University.