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

Qualifications
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

Presentations

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