As assistant dean, Kathy oversees all plastics, welding, civil and surveying, and manufacturing majors. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses at Immaculata University, an educational and professional development consultant, and director of the Make-it-Matter Materials Science Camp at Penn State. From 2002-18, Kathy was a science teacher at New Egypt High School in Plumsted, New Jersey, where she received the 2011 Princeton University Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching.
Her industry experience includes senior director of product development at Ortec International and manager of biomaterials at Therics Inc. Kathy has presented at several seminars and workshops, been published in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-inventor of two U.S. patents. She holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton.