Toni Shaklee


Number of Years in Research Administration: 31

Institutions: Oklahoma State University


Toni Shaklee serves as Assistant Vice President for Research at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.  She has held the position since October 2004.  Prior to moving the Division of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Toni served in a variety of capacities in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Research Support Services.  She became a Certified Research Administrator in 2003.  


A member of NCURA’s third Leadership Development Institute (LDI) class, Toni served as an at-large member of the Region V executive committee, was a member of the program committee (departmental track coordinator) for the Pre-Award Research Administration II Conference, and presented at PRA I and II.  She has also presented or led discussion groups at NCURA annual, regional and FRA meetings, is on the program committee for the 53rd NCURA annual meeting, and and has served as a workshop evaluator.  She has made invited presentations in several states to both university and small business audiences and at SBIR conferences.  She became a member of the Research Administration Certification Council’s Board of Directors in October 2007.  She was also named to the faculty of NCURA’s Fundamentals of Sponsored Programs Administration traveling workshop in 2007. 


She has responsibility for research policy development and implementation, the university’s cost share program, and limited submissions internal competitions.  In addition, she provides oversight for the university’s dedicated interdisciplinary research building (Henry Bellmon Research Center).  She is responsible for the RCR program, assists in contracting with industrial partners and provides administrative assistance in the  inquiry and formal investigations of research misconduct.


Toni holds a B.A. in political science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, an M.A. in political science with an emphasis in public administration from Oklahoma State University, and Ph.D. in environmental science with an emphasis in environmental law and policy from Oklahoma State University.  

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