Dr. Catherine Horn - University of Houston
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Dr. Catherine Horn

Catherine "Cathy" HornCatherine “Cathy” Horn, Ph.D., serves as director of the UH Education Research Center and dean of the UH College of Education. Horn’s research primarily focuses on the systemic influences of assessment and related policies on the learning trajectories of students, especially those traditionally underserved by the education and social sectors. Her work challenges an isolationist problem solving (or not solving) model and has resulted in co-creation of rigorous and shared value systems and research-based outcomes to improve educational equity. She also serves as executive director of the Institute for Education Policy Research and Evaluation and as director of the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education. She earned a Ph.D. from Boston College, an M.Ed. from UH and a B.A. from Rice University.