Penn State Harrisburg

Catherine A. McCormick, M.A.

· Instructor in Communications and Humanities, Humanities


Ms. McCormick was hired as full-time instructor in the Communications Program beginning Fall 2007. She has taught as Adjunct Faculty since July 2004. While teaching at Penn State Harrisburg as an adjunct, Ms. McCormick also taught courses at York College of Pennsylvania and Harrisburg Area Community College (York Center).

Outside of academia, Ms. McCormick worked for six years as an education coordinator at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, where she developed and taught educational programs for children and adults. For many years, she has been a studio art instructor and self-employed clay artist in Pittsburgh and greater Harrisburg communities. She also works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her work is regularly exhibited in local arts venues. Her other past appointments include director of communications for JPL Productions, a multimedia communications production company in Harrisburg.

In February 2007, Ms. McCormick visited Nicaragua where she interviewed prominent print and broadcast journalists for local media.

Courses Taught

  • Basic Photography
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Magazine Editing
  • Writing for Media
  • Audio Communication
  • Cinema Art
  • Mass Media & Society