Anne N. Catena, Ed.D. is the director of Professional Development Initiatives with the Princeton University Program in Teacher Preparation. Dr. Catena enjoys advising and supervising student teachers pursuing certification in mathematics and the sciences. She directs projects which advance knowledge about current science and education scholarship, as well as teacher leadership and novice teacher induction.
Dr. Catena joined Princeton University in 1998. She also serves on Board of the US Math Recovery Council and the Education Committee of the Stonybrook Millstone Watershed. Prior to joining Princeton University, she worked with the National Research Council and the National Science Resources Center in Washington, D.C.
Anne earned her doctorate in Education Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, “An Analysis of Career Choices among Teachers of High Academic Ability” examined the employment positions and influences on career choices among 1970-2007 graduates of teacher preparation programs at Princeton University, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr/Haverford College, Swarthmore College and Vassar College. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rider University.