Catherine Hayter joined Saddleback's English Department in 2014 as Assistant Professor of Composition. Previously, she taught at Auburn University, UC San Diego, SDSU, CSU Fullerton, and Grossmont College. In her most recent position at Auburn, she piloted the department's first hybrid online composition courses. She also led Huntingdon College's college-wide curricular revision so that it focused on critical thinking, reading, and writing across the disciplines, dramatically improving student retention and success in its first year of implementation.
At Saddleback, she currently serves on various committees and is dedicated to initiatives focusing on literacy across the disciplines, including the English Professional Learning Council, Student Success, One Book, One College, the Completion, Persistence, Retention workgroup, and the Institute of Teaching and Learning.
She hold her master's degree in composition studies from UCSD and is currently working on a dissertation about the relationship between early literacy practices, such as scrapbooking, to future civic participation as it occured in the late 19th century South by African-Americans and women. She also has an MFA in poetry from Bennington College and a BA in English from UCLA.
She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and, above all, being with her sweet family.