Catherine Brighton

Professor of Education; Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1992
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America, 1990

Catherine M. Brighton, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Student Services and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction in the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development where she also serves as the Co-Director of the University of Virginia Institutes on Academic Diversity. Catherine’s research interests include teacher change and school reform initiatives, differentiating curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and qualitative methodologies. She is currently Co-Principal Investigator on a US Department of Education-funded grant on talent development through the lens of literacy. Catherine also led a multi-year project for the National Research Center on the Gifted & Talented focus on differentiating instruction in middle-grade classrooms with diverse student populations.

 

Research Interests


Catherine’s research interests include factors that support and inhibit teacher change and school reform initiatives, differentiating curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and qualitative methodologies.