Experts and field practicioners
Dr. Maria Esformes has lectured and taught for the Grant Training Center for over ten years. In her extensive career as an academic, she taught at such institutions as Harvard University, University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of South Florida, and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was also a visiting scholar at Oxford University. Dr. Esformes has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission.
Dr. Esformes has participated on many grant review panels for internal University grants and for government grants. Most recently she has reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Esformes received her B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, Oregon), M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado).