Catherine Paolucci, Ed.D.

Faculty Affiliate – Mathematics Education

Research Interests:
Program and Policy Development, Math Education 

Dr. Catherine Paolucci is an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning. Prior, Dr. Paolucci served as AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and with National Science Foundation (NSF). She is also a former Education Policy Fellow and Legislative Assistant within the U.S. Senate.

Her primary research interests support program and policy development for mathematics teacher education. Recently, her work has focused on the evaluation and development of teachers’ mathematical knowledge and the role of outreach and non-traditional field experiences in teacher preparation. These interests are driven by a commitment to both exploring innovative ways to increase engagement in STEM education and preparing teachers to educate and empower students in underserved communities.

Dr. Paolucci completed her bachelor’s degree at Hartwick College. She then earned her master’s and doctoral degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University.