Headshot of Carla Dodd. She has light skin, chin-length brown hair, and is wearing a sleeveless black and white stripped dress. She is standing in front of brick building and purple azalea bush in bloom.

Carla Dodd

Senior Administrative Manager


Carla Dodd oversees the INBT’s administrative, financial, academic, and operational activities. She works closely with the INBT’s directors and staff to provide professional, high-quality support to researchers and students to improve processes, policies, and lead long-term strategies. In addition to overseeing the INBT’s research portfolio, Dodd and the finance team supervisor and mentor trainees in the Johns Hopkins Research Administration Program.

Dodd is a certified research administrator and joined the INBT in the fall of 2016 as a grants and contracts analyst. As INBT’s finance team grew, she was promoted to senior grants and contracts analyst and then grants and contracts manager in 2020. In 2023, Dodd was promoted to senior administrative manager. Prior to working at the INBT, Dodd worked in the research administrative profession at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Northwestern University.

She has been nominated for several awards over the years at the Whiting School of Engineering, including Rookie-of-the-Year and Excellence Awards. She received the Excellence Award in 2023, which recognizes the hardworking and talented staff at the WSE who advances its mission, demonstrate superior leadership, and motivate and inspire those around them.