“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
About
Michael Flick, Ph.D.   President,                                             Cincinnati Observatory Center President,                                                       GRACE Foundation Professor & Executive Director,    Xavier University                                                                                  
Brief Biography                                                                                VITA Dr. Flick began his teaching career at Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He taught advanced level courses, was Chair of the Mathematics Department, and Academic Vice-Principal. In 1989 he assumed his position as a member of Xavier University’s faculty. He has authored several books and numerous articles on education and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2004. His many honors include the Presidential Award for Excellence, The Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award, the Sigma Xi Award for dedication to the teaching of mathematics and encouragement of research, the Leadership Scholars Champion Award, and the Disability Ambassador Award from the Postsecondary Education Collaborative. Mike has served the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics as State Contest Coordinator for over 25 years and authors a column for the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics. At Xavier University Mike currently serves as Executive Director of the Education Centers (Center for Catholic Education, Center for Excellence in Education, and Secondary Education Program).  He is also the President of the Board of Trustees at the Cincinnati Observatory Center. The Cincinnati Observatory is a National History Landmark and the oldest observatory in the United States. It has a mission to promote science education and history/preservation. Mike also serves as National Chair of Education for the Astronomical League, a federation of astronomical societies. Recently Mike was elected President and Chairman of the Board of the GRACE Foundation.  GRACE educational programs supply Catholic educators and home school families with a trusted and rigorous Catholic online curriculum unmatched in the virtual marketplace.  In his spare time, Mike is a toy train collector and a passionate traction kite and surfing enthusiast.
email:  flick@xavier.edu
Coordinator, State Tournament      of Mathematics,      Ohio Council of Teachers of      Mathematics
National Chair of Education,    Astronomical League