Nan joined ERAU in 2010 as a Budget Analyst before transferring to The Office of Sponsored Research Administration. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Nan’s responsibilities as Director include the strategic and tactical direction of OSR ensuring research compliance and oversee the fiscal management of University research grants and contracts.
Stephanie A. Miller, Ph.D., joined ERAU in May 2013 to establish the university’s first technology transfer office, enabling university research results to become real-world products. In this capacity she evaluates ERAU inventions for intellectual property protection potential and markets those assets to industry for licensing, development, and production. She previously held positions at the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group, evaluating and marketing technologies primarily in the areas of medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Miller earned her B.S. in Biotechnology at the University of Delaware and her M.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of Virginia.
Research & Graduate Studies
Dr. Michael Hickey University Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Institutional Official and Director of IRB
Dr. Michael Hickey is the Dean of Research & Graduate Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is responsible for overseeing faculty research at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Prescott and World Wide campuses and overseas the Ph.D. programs at the Daytona Beach campus. He is also a professor in the Department of Physical Sciences. Previously at Embry-Riddle he was interim chair of the Department of Physical Sciences and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to Embry-Riddle his work experience includes being a contractor at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a physics professor at Clemson University.
Dr. Hickey has published/presented more than 170 papers on the numerical simulation of atmospheric waves in planetary atmospheres. He has received approximately $4 million in NASA and NSF research funding and served on numerous NASA and NSF panel reviews. In 1991 and again in 2013 he received NASA’s Group Achievement Award, and in 2005 he received Embry-Riddle’s Researcher of the Year award. He has served on the Space Florida Board of Directors and is a former Associate Director of the Florida Space Grant Consortium. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, a member of the American Geophysical Union and a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Dr. Hickey received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in 1979 and Ph.D. in physics in 1986 from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Teri Gabriel Assistant Director of Research and IRB Assistant Director
Teri Gabriel joined ERAU in 2006 as the Manager of the Office of Sponsored Programs. She is now the Assistant Director of Research under the direction of the University Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. She is an accomplished grant proposal writer and trainer, formally working with various local governments assisting with environmental and historical preservation projects. She was also the Executive Director for Flagler County’s Habitat for Humanity. She worked with the state’s allocation of housing funds for Flagler County and Habitat for Humanity.
Teri received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Psychology in 1995 and her Master of Public Administration degree in 1998 from the University of Central Florida.