Winthrop University: COE Faculty Profile - Catalana, Sarah Marie

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



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Dr. Catalana is an assistant 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 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.

Last updated by costnerb 09/18/2019

Last Updated: 9/18/19