Meet Our Team

The GrantProse Team

William Carruthers, Ph.D.
Bill’s Resume

William (Bill) is president/CEO of GrantProse, Inc. After serving in the United States Air Force, Bill got his start in education as a school psychologist in Kansas. In 1980, he and his family moved to North Carolina, where he was employed as a school psychologist in the Wake County Public School System located in Raleigh. In 1998, he was named senior director for grants administration for the school district. He helped school district personnel secure more than $60 million in grant funding until retiring in 2008. In his “retirement,” Bill has begun his second career and keeps busy with GrantProse, Inc. providing agencies, organizations, and institutions with proposal writing and program evaluation services. Bill has a Ph.D. in psychology from North Carolina State University, an M.Ed. in guidance from Wichita State University, an M.S. in sociology from Purdue University, and a B.S. in astronautical/aeronautical engineering from Purdue University. Bill has a beautiful wife Barbara, wonderful children Seth and Celeste and their spouses Erin and Pete, and four grandsons—Jack, Luke, Emmett, and Silas—who make it all worthwhile. He dabbles in genealogy and has yet to master Facebook.


Barbara Carruthers, Ed.D.
Barb’s Resume

Barbara is secretary and treasurer with GrantProse, Inc. Barbara began her teaching career in 1969, retiring in December 2010. In her career, Barbara has been a reading specialist and a special educator instructing learning disabled, educably mentally handicapped, emotionally disabled, and autistic students, among others. She has taught and tutored students in grades K-12. She has been the learning disability consultant for the state in North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction and has been an assistant professor at Campbell University in the School of Education. Barbara achieved National Board Certified Teacher status and was a certified trainer of the University of Kansas Strategic Instructional Model. Barbara’s Ed.D. is from North Carolina State University, M.Ed. from Purdue University, and B.A. from Russell Sage College.


Eleanor Hasse, Ph.D.
Eleanor’s Resume

Eleanor is the Director of Research and Development with GrantProse, Inc. Prior to joining GrantProse, Eleanor was a science consultant at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In that position, she coordinated committees charged with developing state standards, developed curriculum support materials, reviewed state assessments for curriculum alignment and scientific accuracy, provided analysis of various student and teacher data, and provided teacher professional development. She also presented to a wide variety of stakeholders to develop their understanding of North Carolina’s science curriculum and science education initiatives, assisted with the management of state math and science partnership grants, and developed partnerships with other institutions to promote science education. She has taught high school and middle school math and science in North Carolina and California and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Belize and Nepal. Eleanor’s Ph.D. in science education is from North Carolina State University. She holds an M.Ed. from Stanford University and a B.A. in biology from Harvard.


Pamela Lovin, B.S.

Pamela is a Project Coordinator with GrantProse, Inc. Prior to joining GrantProse, Pamela taught high school science throughout North Carolina. Pamela received National Board Certified Teacher status and was named Outstanding Young Educator by the North Carolina Jaycees. For the past 12 years, she has worked as a science consultant for various organizations developing and evaluating curriculum and conducting professional development. Pamela currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair. She holds a B.S. in science education and a B.S. in chemistry from Western Carolina University.