Mary Ann Ottinger is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for the UH System and Associate Vice President for Research for UH.
Her responsibilities primarily include overseeing the Office of Research Development, and enhancing extramural funding by working with our outstanding faculty and staff. She also will assist the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer in managing centers and institutes.
Ottinger has a distinguished academic record at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has spent the last five years in administration, both at the University of Maryland and at the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 2008 to 2011, she served as the Associate Vice President for Research at UMD, College Park, where she oversaw the research operations for the division. She also has served as a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation and as Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School at UMD, College Park.
Ottinger has a Ph.D. in Zoology, with specialization in behavioral neuroendocrinology and environmental toxicology. She was a tenured professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, where she now holds the title of Emeritus Professor. Ottinger has also been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.