Cathy is the teacher for Discovering Digital History. She is also the Editor and Director of the Jane Addams Papers Project at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a Ramapo College Alumni, graduating in 1986 from the School of American/International Studies. She attended graduate school at New York University, earning a Master’s Degree in History (1988), a certificate in Archives and Public History (1990), and a Ph.D. in History (2006). While at NYU she worked for many years as the Associate Editor of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project.
Working as a scholarly editor introduced her to the field of digital history as editors tried to find new ways to bring historical documents to the public. Sh has taught digital history courses for graduate students at NYU and William Paterson University, and for undergraduates at Ramapo College. She also team taught a distance learning course for COPLAC Digital, on censorship, with Truman University professor Rebecca Dierking. She teaches documentary editing and digital editing courses for the Institute for Editing Historical Documents and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.
Cathy’s research interests are women’s history, social history, with a focus on how reformers created change. Her publications include the four-volume Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, and Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939 (2010). She is currently working on The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 4, 1901-1913.
Cathy is an active member of the Association for Documentary Editing, and served as its president in 2009. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mahwah Museum and is the Museum’s Archives Director.