Dr. Laura Frost is Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs and Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior administrative experiences include Director of the Whitaker Center for STEM Education at FGCU. She is a creative, project-oriented thinker that enjoys challenges. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include the use of evidence-based teaching practices in the STEM classroom to provide equitable access to STEM learning for all students as well as appropriate program evaluation and assessment. She has been PI on several grants from the National Science Foundation. She is also co-author of a chemistry textbook for nonmajors published by Pearson Education. Dr. Frost is a long-time member and has held leadership roles in the American Chemical Society, the Textbook and Academic Author's Association, and the Network for STEM Education. She resides in Fort Myers with her family.