Carol Ann is a member of the Innovation team at the University of Central Florida Office of Partnerships & Innovation. In that capacity, she leads UCF’s engagement in the Innovation District anchored in the Central Florida Research Park. That District is comprised of a number of key industry clusters including defense and aerospace, photonics, nanotechnology, robotics, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and more. She also oversees the UCF Central Florida Research Park and Photonics incubators.
Prior to joining UCF, Carol Ann was a member of the University of Florida faculty in the College of Engineering where she served as Associate Director of the Southern Technology Applications Center supporting companies, federal laboratories, and universities across nine southeastern states in their strategic business and technology commercialization activities.
She has also served as Vice President of Information Services for Technology Strategic Planning Inc. in Stuart, Florida, providing global competitive technology analysis for Fortune 50 clients and as an Information Specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.