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Arlene A. Garrison

Executive Advisory Board Member

Arlene Garrison, Ph.D., holds the position of Vice President, University Partnerships at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Garrison previously served as Program Director in the National Science Foundation EPSCoR office and as Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Tennessee (UT). Garrison received her doctorate in analytical chemistry in 1981 and much of her research has emphasized process analysis and control. She is an ACS Fellow, Alternate Councilor for the East Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a member of the ACS Senior Chemists Committee, and Chair of the Business Development and Management Committee. Garrison also currently serves on the Board of the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair, the Anderson County Chamber Board, and the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Small Business Innovation Program. In recognition of her volunteer work in science outreach to pre-college students, Garrison was one of the 10,000 Olympic Torch Bearers as the torch moved to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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