- Assistant Director, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Katherine Dowd joined the IMA in 2011 as the chief of staff and became assistant director in July 2015. In this role, she serves as a member of the IMA management team responsible for day-to-day operations.
Previously, Dowd served as the outreach coordinator for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and B.S. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) degrees in chemistry. Prior to her position as outreach coordinator, Dowd served as a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota for 10 years.