“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
Michael Flick, Ph.D. Professor & Executive Director, Xavier University Past President, Cincinnati Observatory Center Trustee Emeritus
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 40 years and authors a column for the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics. At Xavier University Mike currently serves as Professor and Executive Director of the Education Centers (Center for Catholic Education and Center for Excellence in Education). He is also past 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. Mike has also served as President and Chairman of the Board of the GRACE Foundation and the Board of Notre Dame Academy. 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