Catherine Horn is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Executive Director of the Institute for Educational Policy Research and Evaluation within the College of Education at the University of Houston. She is also the Director for the Center for Research and Advancement of Teacher Education and focuses on the systemic influences of secondary and postsecondary assessment and related policies on the learning trajectories of students especially for students traditionally underserved by the education and social sectors.
Prior to joining the University of Houston, Horn worked as Research Associate for The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University; Senior Research Associate for the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy’s National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy at Boston College; and a teacher at Jefferson Davis High School in the Houston Independent School District. She has been honored with numerous awards including, most recently, a Fulbright Fellowship to Chile, a University Teaching Excellence Award, and appointment as an inaugural University of Houston Energy Fellow.
Horn earned her Ph.D. from Boston College.