Erica serves as the Director of Research Administration at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). She is responsible for UMCES pre- and post-award research administration, research compliance in general (including human subjects, animals use, conflict of interest, technology transfer and export controls) and development of related policy and procedures and training programs. Ms. Kropp is the UMCES representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership. She holds a B.S. degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College. In the research administration field for over 34 years with a broad range of experience, Ms. Kropp was with the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) for 32 years starting her career with seven years at the department level before moving to the central research administration. Ms. Kropp served as the Director of Research Administration and Advancement at the University of Maryland College Park 1994-2004. Her leadership at College Park was during a period of tremendous growth in their research programs and included early involvement in export control issues at UMCP and with other universities in general on a national level. Ms. Kropp has served on the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) Committees 1997-1999, as a COGR Board Member 1999-2004 and was Co-Chair of the first COGR Export Control Working Group. She is a current member of the COGR Export Controls Working Group and continues to work with the University of Maryland, College Park on export control issues. Ms. Kropp has been a member of NCURA since 1978 and has served as a moderator and/or presenter on numerous panels over the years at both regional and national meetings, including many on export controls and security matters.