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Catherine Hartman

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department: Research, Grants, and Assessment
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Email: ch70@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-6328
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Catherine Hartman is a postdoctoral research associate at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Catherine works with Center staff to carry out projects related to the Center’s original research agenda and grant-seeking activities.

Prior to joining the National Resource Center, Catherine served as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Community College Student Engagement and at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She also worked as a graduate assistant in the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Academic Advising at the College of William & Mary.

Catherine’s research focuses on community college student persistence and engagement, student transfer from community colleges to four-year schools, undergraduate transfer student identity development, and linguistically diverse students’ experiences in postsecondary contexts.   


Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Higher Educational Leadership and Policy (2019), The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Education - Higher Education Administration (2015), College of William & Mary
  • Bachelor of Arts - English (2013), College of William & Mary
  • Associate of Science - Social Sciences (2011), Tidewater Community College
  • Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts (2011), Tidewater Community College

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