B.A. Chemistry, Smith College, 1977Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 1981Post-Doc: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, 1982-1984

Katie Hunt worked for nearly thirty years in a variety of roles at Rohm and Haas and later the Dow Chemical Company. She retired from Dow where she was an R&D Director in Innovation Sourcing & Sustainable Technologies. Katie served as the president of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2007 and has served on a number of ACS committees. She holds a BS degree in chemistry from Smith College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Davis.

Katie held the Brent Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professorship in 2017. The Halsey Professor is an individual of broad and practical experience making an impact on the education, scholarship and professional development of students in an academic institution of the highest quality and exceptional traditions. This one- or two-semester appointment by the University Board of Visitors has been endowed by a generous grant from the James River Corporation in honor of one of its founders upon his retirement.

The Halsey Professor has principal responsibility for a limited-enrollment, School-wide, senior-level course that focuses on themes of human values and practices in technical business and industry. It is to complement the current educational programs and personal growth experiences of professional level engineering students.