Megan Heitmann has worked as the Assistant Director for the NSF-funded Strengthening the Professoriate (SP@ISU) program, based out of the Vice President for Research Office, since 2010. She is responsible for development and planning of training opportunities for faculty, evaluation efforts, SP@ISU events, and consulting with faculty on broader impact plans for proposals. She also serves as the link between faculty and education programs on campus. She has served on the steering committee for the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) since 2014 and serves as co-chair of the planning committee for the annual NABI Summit. She has B.S. degrees in Marketing and Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Drake University.