George Mason University
Aurali Dade is the Associate Vice President for Research Development, Integrity and Assurance (RDIA) and Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) at George Mason University. RDIA’s mission is to nurture and promote state-of-the-art research, scholarship and creative work, providing resources that: promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research; and, assist the Mason faculty-postdoc-student community with the identification of external funding opportunities and the development of high quality proposals, sponsored projects and translational activities. Dade also serves as the inaugural Executive Director of ISE with the mission of connecting members of the Mason community with others across the Mason community-and with other communities, policy makers, businesses, and organizations-so that, together, we can more effectively address the world’s pressing sustainability and resilience challenges. Dade previously led the offices focused on Research Integrity, Environmental Compliance, and Laboratory Safety in several roles at previous universities. Dade has a PhD in Environmental Science, an MS in Biology, and a BS in Environmental Biology. She has taught university classes focused on data ethics, environmental policy, and risk. Dade has also served as a Principal Investigator for ORI funded conference grants, and conducts research and scholarship related to campus sustainability, research integrity and ethics.