John W. Hanold

  • Associate Vice President for Research
  • Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center Building University Park, PA 16802
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John Hanold has worked as a Penn State research administrator in various capacities, serving in Materials Science and Engineering (1995-1996), the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation (1996-2001), and the Office of Sponsored Programs (2001 to date). As an instructor and content developer for PSU’s ACES program, John provides comprehensive training to PSU staff in all aspects of pre-award and post-award research administration. He has taught over 50 philosophy classes at Penn State, including classes in logic, ethical theory, business ethics, medical ethics, and research ethics. John has served on PSU’s Conflict of Interest Committee, the University Ethics Committee, the Ethics and Compliance Council, and the Research Security Advisory Board. He has taught national and international workshops on federal contracting, industry contracting, international contracting, export control regulations, research ethics, and the art of contract negotiation. John is a 1990 graduate of Marquette University (B.A., philosophy) and a 1999 graduate of Penn State (Ph.D., philosophy).

As Associate Vice President for Research, John works to establish effective partnerships and linkages among University offices, faculty, government agencies, and private industry to promote and support the Penn State research enterprise. As Director of Sponsored Programs, he oversees proposal preparation and contract negotiation activities for Penn State's sponsored research, instruction, and outreach activities. John also serves as co-chair of ACOR, which is responsible for the ongoing training and development of the Penn State research administration community.