Adjunct faculty

Katherine Walsh


Kat Walsh is a lecturer at the Ford School. She is also the executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at U-M's Office of University Development (OUD), where she heads department-wide efforts toward implementing policies aimed at diversifying and creating more equitable opportunities for OUD staff, donors, and volunteers. Walsh formerly oversaw all student philanthropy efforts and was the program designer for the nationally award-winning Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP). Prior to her work at Michigan, Walsh was the director of alumni, coordinator of admissions, and part-time instructor at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas. She has presented at numerous academic and professional conferences, is published in the International Journal of Educational Advancement, and is a certified administrator and trainer on the Intercultural Development Inventory, emotional intelligence and diversity, and unconscious bias. Walsh received her BA in history and BA in theatre from the University of Notre Dame, her MA from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and her MPP from the Ford School.