Catherine St. John

Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Liberal Arts


B.A., William Paterson University
M.A., William Paterson University
D.A., New York University

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College, 1981–present
  • Faculty, Modern Art, William Paterson University, 2000–2001
  • Faculty, Arts Methods and Visual Arts, Ramapo College, 1973–1978
  • Teacher/Chair, Mahwah High School, 1966–1979

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • “Philippe Briet and His Influence,” Philippe Briet: Art, Art, Art, 2007
  • “A Narrative of Belonging,” SVA Conference Proceedings, 2004
  • “Angiola Churchill’s Magnificent Well Kept Garden,” Angiola Churchill: Her Art and Times, 2002
  • “Reality and Aesthetics: A Marxian and Crocean Interpretation of the Paintings of Beauford Delaney,” NAAS Fine Arts Monograph Series, 2001
  • “The Expressive Power of the Artist’s Hand,” SVA Conference Proceedings, 2000
  • “Collective Vision and Evolving Culture,” Bulletin of Primitive Technology, 1997

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Berkeley College, 2011, 2001, 1992, 1986
  • Gladys B. Blum Memorial Award, 2004
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, William Paterson University, 2000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Robeson Institute, Rutgers University, 1994

Referenced in:

  • Clara Database of Women Artists, 2008
  • Samuel L. Francis Foundation Archives, Getty Museum, 2007
  • Biography Resource Center, Marquis Who’s Who, 2006
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2005, 2002, 1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, College Art Association
  • Member, Museum of Modern Art
  • Member, Whitney Museum
  • Member, Montclair Art Museum
  • Juried Member, National Academy of Women Artists

Other Skills, Interests, and Activities

  • New Jersey Board of Education--Collaborator on Core Curriculum Standards
  • West Milford Township Library--Consultant



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