Derek Gatlin joined the PDU as a Proposal Developer in January of 2016, where he supports faculty across NC State with the development of grant proposal narratives, budgets, and various other attachments and submission requirements. Previously, Derek worked as a grant writer for the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the Office of Outreach & Engagement.

Derek has a B.A. in Sociology from NC State University. Upon graduation and service in AmeriCorps, Derek worked for GrantProse as a leading grant writing consultant for various organizations including NC State University and the City of Raleigh. He has also worked on staff as a grant writer for organizations promoting high quality education, such as NC New Schools.

In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, volunteering for local nonprofit agencies, and pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree. His MALS concentration theme is: Grant Writing, Administration, and Evaluation.