Kathleen Flint Ehm, PhD
Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development
Dr. Kathleen 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. Previous to that she served as the Assistant Director of the Reinvention Center at Stony Brook, a national center focused on enhancing undergraduate education at research universities. In 2004, she spent a year in residence at the National Science Foundation 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.
An astronomer by training, 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. 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.
Jennifer Green, MA
External Fellowships Advisor
Jennifer Green comes to fellowship advising from Stony Brook’s Study Abroad Office where she worked for seven years as the study abroad advisor. With a background in academic advising and recruitment, Jen brings invaluable experience in program development, student advising, and student outreach. Originally from a small town in Iowa, Jen graduated from the University of Kansas (KU) in 2001 with a BA in Art History and minors in History and Germanic Languages and Literatures. She went on to pursue a MA in Art History in 2003, also at KU. While doing so, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant and decided to pursue her passion for advising and mentoring college-aged students. This led to a position in KU's Office of Admissions and Scholarships recruiting high-achieving students from the Kansas City area.
Jen began working at Stony Brook University in 2006 as the Undergraduate College Advisor for Arts, Culture, and Humanities. Reflecting on her undergraduate study abroad experience in Germany and a chance meeting with Dr. William Arens from SBU's International Academic Programs took her career into the realm of international education.