In her current role, Carrie Berger leads development of strategic new programs to address workforce needs such as artificial intelligence. She is also the chair of ASEE’s Engineering Research Council Board of Directors. Berger earned a bachelor of science in botany from the University of Oklahoma and a doctorate from Purdue University from the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She received additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Beginning in 2007, she held various positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia in support of research operations. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the assistant dean for research and focused her efforts on mentoring junior faculty, providing support for large grant proposals, award management and enterprise-level process improvements. In 2014, Berger joined the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and served as the associate dean for research for six years. In 2020, she was named the inaugural Polytechnic executive associate dean leading the research impact areas and development of the framework for diversity, equity, and inclusion. After serving as interim dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute in 2021, she assumed the role of executive director for academic affairs at Purdue University Online.