Research Development and Learning Staff
Kimberly Littlefield, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research Development and Learning
Prior to joining the University of South Alabama as Assistant Vice President, Research Development and Learning, Dr. Littlefield served as Senior Grant and Contract Administrator and founding practitioner of the Complex Proposals Management Group in the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Washington.
Dr. Littlefield is a cardiovascular physiologist by training having received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Littlefield has been honored with the Palatine High School (U.S. Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Palatine, IL) Distinguished Alumni Award, received the "Thesis of the Year" award from the UIC Graduate College and various presentation awards and a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate; she is a member of the USA's inaugural 2016-2017 Leadership South cohort.
She serves on the Board of Directors of 1702, an entrepreneurship and mentoring organization in Mobile, AL; as a reviewer for the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the NIH Center for Scientific Review; and is a proud "band mom" for UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, AL.
Dr. Littlefield is committed to developing research excellence with special emphasis on capacity building, education and training and community engagement.
Research Development Coordinator
Angela Jordan has been Research Development Coordinator since November 2016. Prior to that, she worked over three and a half years in USA's School of Computing doing proposal development, and considers her work on the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science to be one of her most significant contributions.
In addition to Research Development and Learning, Angela also provides support to the Office of Research Innovation.
Her academic training is in English, being ABD for a PhD in literature from Indiana University and having a BA with a concentration in fiction writing from Northwestern University. At Indiana University she taught English for five years.
She is an active member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals. On campus, she participates in the American Association of University Women, has been a member of the Common Read Selection Committee since its inception, and serves on the planning committee for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science half day workshop.