Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D.

Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D.

  • Research Initiatives Associate
213 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Support interdisciplinary initiatives with the potential for broad institutional impact
  • Provide independent planning to initiate, organize, and facilitate interdisciplinary projects
  • Support faculty and early stage investigators in improving their grantsmanship skills and developing interdisciplinary projects
  • Assist faculty members, trainees, and staff in navigating the Penn State research support infrastructure
  • Serve as a referral resource for investigators, facilitating access to institutional resources, connecting researchers with appropriate offices and staff, and matching research needs with faculty expertise
  • Facilitate conversations across groups to develop strategic directions for growth/development/collaboration in building a research initiative


  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.Arch., University of Arkansas

My role as the Research Initiatives Associate is to facilitate and enable faculty efforts to enhance the college's research portfolio, and I work closely with the Associate Dean for Research to set priorities, design, and implement research initiatives in the College of Agricultural Sciences.