professor, Klein Family School of Communications Design
In additional to being a tenured professor in the Klein Family School of Communication Design, Catherine serves as vice provost at the University of Baltimore, where she oversees, a variety of areas including Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Assessment, Institutional Research, academic student success initiatives, programs and operations for UB’s offerings at the Universities at Shady Grove, serves as UB’s Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and represents UB’s graduate programs at USM. She is a Board Member and Senior Teagle Assessment Scholar at the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, and a fellow and adviser for the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
Most recently she was an invited participant and featured presenter at the Inaugural National Learning Improvement Summit in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is professor emeritus at Gallaudet University where—prior to joining UB—she served in many capacities including department chair, founder and director of the First-Year Experience, dean of Enrollment and General Studies, associate provost and chief marketing and enrollment officer. She holds the honor as one of Gallaudet Universities’ Distinguished Faculty, as well one of The Outstanding First Year Advocates by The National Resource Center on the First Year Experience and Students in Transition. She has been an invited keynote presenter and institute faculty for many higher education initiatives, and has presented at over 100 conferences nationally and internationally and author of a number of publications.