|Kathleen Flint Ehm|
Kathleen Flint Ehm, Ph.D., is Project Manager at the National Postdoctoral Association, where she manages the NPA's grant funded initiatives. These have included the Postdoc Leadership Mentoring Project, a structured mentoring program for postdoc office and association leaders, and the "Bring RCR Home" project, which fostered the establishment of responsible conduct of research programs for postdocs at their home institutions and developed the RCR Toolkit. She currently manages NPA ADVANCE, the NPA's NSF-funded ADVANCE program to foster the transition of women postdocs into faculty positions.
Dr. Flint Ehm came to the NPA from Stony Brook University where she taught astronomy as an adjunct in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and served as Assistant Director of the Reinvention Center, a national center focused on enhancing undergraduate education at research universities. In 2004, she spent a year in residence at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she was a Science and Technology Policy Fellow sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. There she specialized in issues concerning early-career scientists and helped manage one of NSF’s newest postdoctoral fellowship programs. Previous to that, Dr. Flint Ehm was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Gemini Observatory North and a Carnegie Fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Her research interests focused on understanding the lowest mass galaxies in the nearby Universe. During her graduate studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, she was also very active in graduate student issues and spearheaded the establishment of a new graduate student center, the Graduate Student Commons, which opened in 2001. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a B.S. in Math and Astronomy from the University of Arizona.