Susan Faulkner, Ed.D.

Executive Director of the Office of Grants Services
  (202) 296-2741


Dr. Susan Faulkner serves as Executive Director of Grant Services at McAllister & Quinn. She is responsible for identifying and assisting in securing federal agency funding for the firm’s college and university clients. Dr. Faulkner provides clients with advice and support in developing relationships, identifying appropriate funding opportunities, and moving forward with applying for funding at federal agencies. Before joining McAllister & Quinn, Dr. Faulkner was Associate Director for Research Development at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University. She also held a similar position at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, where she was the Education and Outreach Officer.

Dr. Faulkner has spent the past 25 years working on and/or leading extramurally funded projects and has served as a principal investigator, Co-PI, or administrator of numerous extramurally funded projects that were funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and United States Department of Education (ED), and private foundations.

Dr. Faulkner earned a B.S. from West Virginia Institute of Technology (now West Virginia University Institute of Technology), an M.S. from Marshall University, and a doctorate of education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She majored in education administration with a cognate in business.

Representative Publications and Events

Presenter, “NIH R15 Funding Mechanism,” Faculty Workshop, 2013, Pennsylvania.

Presenter, Assisting Undergraduate Students Apply for NSF REU Opportunities on the National Level,” Grants Workshop, Washington, DC, 2013.

Presenter, “NIH Funding Opportunities for Beginners,” Workshop, Washington, DC.

Presenter, “The NSF Panel Review Process and NSF Funding Opportunities,” Faculty Workshop, Ohio, 2012.

Co-Author: Bonnie’s Bus – cancer disparities in West Virginia, philanthropy and opportunities to build lasting partnerships. West Virginia Medical Journal.

Co-Author: National sales and service skill standards help meet local needs. Workplace.

Author: Benefits of integrating national skill standards into education and training curricula. The Catalyst.


  • Associate Director, Research Development, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University
  • Education and Outreach Officer, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech


  • Education and Outreach
  • Research Development
  • Federal Agency Funding Opportunities
  • Higher Education Funding Opportunities
  • Higher Education Administration


  • Ed.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Marshall University
  • B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology