Katherine E. Fleming

The J. Paul Getty Trust
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership

Katherine E. Fleming assumed her post as president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust on August 1, 2022. She oversees all local, national, and global operations of the 1,400-employee Getty Trust and its four component programs: the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

An accomplished academic leader and internationally recognized scholar of Mediterranean history, religion, and culture, Fleming served as Provost of New York University from 2016 to 2022. She was instrumental in NYU’s development as a research powerhouse and led its strategy in Europe. In addition, she has served as Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization at NYU, and as a long-standing Associate Professor of History at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. From 2012–2016 Fleming chaired the Board of the University of Piraeus, Greece.

Fleming began her career in California, earning her doctorate at UC Berkeley and then teaching at various institutions in Southern California before going to NYU in 1998.

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