About Us

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Nancy Goroff is Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, as well as a member of the faculty in the Department of Chemistry. During her tenure at Stony Brook, she has made significant contributions to graduate education, including leading with colleague Kathlyn Parker the Chemistry Department's efforts in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate and serving on the President's Five-Year Plan Task Force on Graduate Education. Dr. Goroff served as Graduate Program Director for the Chemistry Department from 2007 to 2012, for which she was recognized with the 2011 Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. She also served on the University's Graduate Council from 2011-2013. Dr. Goroff is a member of the American Chemical Society’s Graduate Education Advisory Board and the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and she serves on the Steering Committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Dr. Goroff earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University in 1990, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 1994. She held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry at Michigan State University and a Research Corporation postdoctoral fellowship in chemical education at the University of Michigan before starting at Stony Brook in 1997. Dr. Goroff's research focuses on organic materials, and especially carbon-based conductors and semi-conductors. In 2013, she was recognized with the American Chemical Society’s Award for Creative Research and Applications of Iodine Chemistry.


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Kathleen Flint Ehm is Director of the Office for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development, which includes directing the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). Dr. Flint Ehm has over a decade’s experience in postdoctoral policy and professional development, including issues related to responsible conduct of research training for postdocs, program and policy development, and fostering the advancement of postdoc women in academic science. She came to Stony Brook from the National Postdoctoral Association in Washington, DC, where she spent six years as the project manager for grant-funded initiatives. Following her own postdoctoral training, Dr. Flint Ehm was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.S. in Math and Astronomy from the University of Arizona.


Contact us at postdocs@stonybrook.edu.



Postdocs' Coffee Hour, First Tuesday of every month
Join us for special NPAW Breakfast!
September 2, 2014, 9:00am

National Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 15-19, 2014

Postdoc Picnic 
September 13, 2014, 11:30am-3pm

SBU Postdoc Spotlight
September 18, 2014, 9am-2pm

Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon
September 18, 2014, following Spotlight talks (postdocs only)

Strategies and Tactics for NIH & NSF Grant Writing
September 22, 29, October 6, 9:00-10:30am

NYAS Science Alliance Fall Programs
See upcoming programs from NYAS (some available as Webinars).


Recurring Events

Editors Club

Conversational English

Practice public speaking

Provost's Postdoctoral Lecture Series

Develop an E-Portfolio

Journal of Postdoctoral Research

Academic Advising Certificate Program

Corporate Education and Training

COEUS Training Workshops

Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

Innovation Boot Camp

Training Scientists Who Mean Business



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