Doctoral Faculty Profile: Dr. Kate Quinn
Dr. Kate Quinn is a research scientist, award winner, half-time Austrian resident, author, speaker AND doctoral faculty member at City University of Seattle.
Dr. Quinn started teaching college courses as a graduate student and has taught research design at the graduate level for the University of Washington, Argosy University, and CityU. Currently, she teaches Introduction to Research Design in the doctoral program.
She enjoys being part of the doctoral faculty at CityU. “I love being able to help students craft studies to address their questions of interest. Also, I enjoy working with the diversity of perspectives that CityU students bring to the class,” she said.
The diversity she appreciates about CityU is something Dr. Quinn also brings to her role. She is currently a member of American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She is also a mentor and consultant for a national association of MD and MD/PhD students for which she is assisting with the Tomorrow’s Physician national study that includes aspects related to the work-life expectations and desires of future physicians and physician scientists. She gives invited talks on work-life policies, supports, and concerns for faculty and graduate students.
In 2008, Dr. Quinn was recognized with a Society of Women Engineers Work Life Balance Award, which is given to individuals who have worked to create programs that help women engineers and other employees balance the commitments of career, life, and family. She is a nationally recognized expert in work-life balance and is often invited to speak on the subject.
Dr. Quinn is currently a Senior Research Scientist at EPI International, a research and evaluation firm based outside of Washington, D.C. that specializes in education.
One of Dr. Quinn’s goals for her work at CityU is to spread her love of research design to others; she looks forward to when her own students successfully defend their dissertations. She strongly believes in the doctoral program that CityU has built and wants to contribute to its growth and success.