Edith Gummer is a research director in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where she oversees the development and implementation of the education research and policy initiatives that focus on strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship in education.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Gummer was a program officer in the Division of Research and Learning in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, Gummer was the lead program officer for the Discovery Research K-12 program that provided funding for the development, testing and implementation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources, models and tools in preK-12 educational settings. Before the NSF position, Gummer was a senior research scientist in the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd.
Gummer earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University, Master of Science in science teaching, Master of Science in biology both from State University of New York at Albany, and Bachelor of Arts in biology from Indiana University.