Kacy Redd is the Assistant Vice President of STEM Education Policy at APLU. She is the PI on a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build a Network of STEM Education Centers (#1524832), and as co-director of NSEC, she works with more than 200 STEM Education Centers/Institutes/Programs at 163 institutions. These centers serve as the hub for improving STEM education on their campuses. She is also the Co-PI on the NSF-funded APLU INCLUDES project (#1649214) aimed at diversifying the STEM professoriate. Through a collaborative, evidence-based approach, the two-year project seeks to provide APLU’s membership with tools to broaden student participation in STEM programs; foster career pathways toward the professoriate; and provide tools for universities to effectively recruit, hire, and retain faculty from underrepresented groups.
She also serves as the staff lead for APLU’s work in improving the culture of research safety at institutions, which resulted in the Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture, an associated website with tools for institutions, and an awards program dedicated to improving lab safety. She leads APLU’s work on public access of data from federally funded research and wrote a joint APLU and Association of American Universities (AAU) report detailing actions universities and federal agencies can take to ensure public access to federally sponsored research data.
Before joining APLU, she served as a science and technology policy fellow at the National Academy of Sciences on the Board of Higher Education and Workforce. Redd received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Columbia University, where she was funded by a HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship, and her B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi.