Our Faculty

Cathleen Harvey Wiggins

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor

Cathleen is a course instructor in the Graduate School’s Museum Education programs. She promotes cultural diversity and the arts, specializing in early childhood and elementary education, museum education, and leadership. She is a long-time lead consultant for the non-profit organization Cool Culture and has conducted workshops, presentations and staff development seminars across the country. Trained as a SEED facilitator, she has hosted staff development workshops related to issues of diversity and inclusion for the past two decades. According to Cathleen, “ the work involved in becoming and sustaining a meaningful life as an educator is multifaceted. She writes that, “ We must strive to be well educated, empathetic and driven by a desire to improve our society.” Cathleen holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelors of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase. She is a Board member of Wavehill and advisor to Broadway Housing Communities and their Sugarhill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.

Educational Background

MSEd, Bank Street College of Education


Other Voices-Same Room: Creating and Sustaining Effective and Inclusive Learning Environments: 2018 New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference

Approaches to Culturally Responsive Family Programs: 2017 National Association of Educators of Art: 2017 Annual Conference

Institute for Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grants for Museums, Cool Culture Laboratory for New Audiences 2.0, 2017 Co-Presenter