Name:  Sarah Marie Catalana
Title:  Associate Professor
Education:  Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia; Teacher Preparation Program, Wofford College; B.S. in Biology, Wofford College
Office:  232-P Withers/W.T.S. Building   
Phone:  803/323-4777
Area(s):  Creativity; Critical Reflection; Global and Experiential Learning; Teacher Preparation


College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences

Faculty & Staff Profiles

Dr. Catalana is an Associate Professor in the Education Core department. After earning her certification to teach secondary Biology at Wofford College, she completed her doctorate at the University of Georgia while working at the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. Dr. Catalana enjoys teaching students of all levels and has spent significant time working abroad in a variety of classrooms and professional settings. Her work in countries such as the Dominican Republic and Guatemala fuels her passion for experiential learning, and she is particularly interested in creative reflection techniques that prepare future teachers to work with diverse populations.

In addition to teaching courses in the Education Core department, she teaches Gifted and Talented endorsement courses and leads the EDCO 395: Culturally Diverse Teaching Experiences in the Dominican Republic trip each May. Dr. Catalana joined the Winthrop family in 2017, and she enjoys spending her free time living in Charlotte, working with her church, exploring yoga studios, and trying to cook a new dish each week.