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Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell
Vice President for Research Development, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
Professor of Practice, School of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
Arizona State University
PO Box 877205
Tempe, AZ 85287-7205

Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell is responsible for leading the creation, management and capture of large-scale, externally-funded programs and projects that advance Arizona State University’s research enterprise. 

Cantwell came to ASU from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she was director for economic development. Prior to working at LLNL, she served in strategic leadership roles at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley

MBA, Business Administration, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Human Behavior, University of Chicago