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Kacy Redd, Ph.D.

Kacy Redd
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Research & STEM Education


  • August 23, 2017
  • APLU’s Kacy Redd co-authored a paper in the International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education explaining the need for the STEM discipline-based education research community to cross disciplinary boundaries to foster knowledge creation and diffusion about how students learn to advance STEM education.

Kacy Redd is the Associate Vice President of Research & STEM Education at APLU. As part of her STEM education portfolio, she is the PI on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build a Network of STEM Education Centers (#1524832), which serves more than 200 STEM Education Centers/Institutes/Programs at 160+ institutions. These centers serve as the hub for improving STEM education on their campuses. She is also the Co-PI and Co-lead of the Backbone for the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance (#1834518) aimed at diversifying the STEM professoriate.  She is Co-PI of Envisioning & Enacting an Inclusive and Diverse STEM Professoriate (#2041007), a NSF-funded conference series. Working with the Association of American Universities (AAU), she is Co-PI on the Accelerating Public Access to Research Data (APARD) effort that is funded by NSF (NSF #1837847, #1939279) and NIH and seeks to help universities make available the data from federally funded research. 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.