Director, Research and External Funding
Courtney Holbert is the director of External Funding for the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences. Prior to joining CEHHS, she worked in the local nonprofit arena for 10 years and was a Pre-Award and Subaward Coordinator in the Office of Sponsored Programs for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture for six years. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Practice. It was in college that Courtney wrote her first successful grant proposal and has never looked back. Securing external funding for local programs or faculty in higher education has been her passion ever since. Courtney is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators where she often presents on topics related to professional development and excellent customer service in research administration.