Melinda Gilmore, Program Officer and Senior Writer/Editor

Melinda Gilmore is a program officer and senior writer/editor at the Kettering Foundation. She works collaboratively with Kettering Foundation staff across program areas, particularly focusing on conveying Kettering’s research to a variety of audiences. Gilmore directs research on the role of the arts and arts organizations in addressing community problems as well as research on the impact of government policies on communities and citizens, specifically looking at the 1970s through the present.

Since 2012, Gilmore has been the coeditor of Kettering’s flagship periodical, Connections. She is the executive editor of the Cousins Research Group report series, which aims to highlight key insights from Kettering research. She is also the coeditor of the foundation’s e-newsletter, From the Commons, and regularly contributes to the foundation’s website.

In 2017, Gilmore was selected to participate in the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways cohort, an intensive, yearlong leadership development program designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector’s senior executives.

Gilmore holds a BA in English from Wright State University and an MA in English from the University of Dayton.