Catherine Dunning Catanach

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Program Chair, Organizational Leadership
Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Franco Building, 153

Catherine Dunning Catanach, APR, is an assistant teaching professor of communication arts and sciences and program coordinator for the organizational leadership degree at Penn State Berks.

Before joining Penn State Berks, Catanach was teaching public speaking and public relations at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and was an adjunct in the MBA program at Alvernia University. She has over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Prior to teaching, Catanach was the development and marketing director for the Berks Arts Council in Reading. There she managed the advertising, public relations and fundraising for multiple programs, including the VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest, one of the top five jazz festivals in the U.S.

Catanach earned the B.A. in Advertising/Communications from Moravian College and M.S. in Arts Administration from Drexel University. She is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the Americans for the Arts. She teaches public speaking, business and professional communication, and public relations and marketing and enjoys working with undergraduates.