Catherine Richmond-Cullen, Ed.D is the Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Partnership Program (aieNEPA) at the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit. She manages national and state award winning arts education programming for schools and community agencies in northeastern Pennsylvania. Additional work includes managing the regranting programs of the PCA which provide financial assistance to arts organizations and creatives in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. She is the Education Director for Broadway Theatre of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a non-profit arts presenting organization. She serves as a lead consultant to the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) program, ArtsLink, a US Department of Education model arts in education dissemination project.
A former Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at The University of Scranton, Dr. Richmond-Cullen’s research includes the effects arts learning and arts integration have on emotional well-being and cognitive development. She has presented at national scientific conferences of the International Gerontological Society.
Additional conference presentations include many national educational organizations such as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Arts Education Association, and The National School Board Association. During her tenure as the President of the Arts Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts, she testified before Congress on behalf of the US Department of Education.
As an educational consultant, Dr. Richmond-Cullen, through her company, neuroLEARN, offers professional development seminars and workshops for educators and artists. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Creative Life Alliance, a startup that delivers content to online learning companies in arts education.
She served as a Curriculum Specialist with concentration on arts education and was a national award winning elementary and middle level educator. Dr. Richmond-Cullen holds a A.B. in Elementary Urban Education from Boston College, a M.S. in Counseling from Marywood University and a Ed.D in Educational Administration from Temple University.