Katy Cathcart, PhD
, Senior Instructor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs, has over 20 years of both academic and practitioner experience in the field of Criminal Justice
- Dr. Cathcart's experience has centered primarily on Corrections
. She began her work with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) in 1997 as a Corrections Officer 1. In her 15-year career at CDOC, she rose to the level of lieutenant, monitoring and supervising the activities of the Safety and Security of the Corrections Facility
through numerous assignments within the organization including shift commander, facility training coordinator, academy trainer, and security specialist. Dr. Cathcart has worked with both male and female offender populations, and has held institutional assignments at all classification levels.
Education / Training
- Dr. Cathcart has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Pueblo Community College. She attended Colorado State University-Pueblo for her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology/Sociology. She earned her Master of Criminal Justice Administration degree in 2010, studying contemporary applications of antiquated U.S. prison environments. Dr. Cathcart earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership, Research, and Policy at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, in May 2017. In completion of her research, she has completed field work at numerous U.S. prison environments, including San Quentin State Prison and Pelican Bay State Prison in California, Huntsville State Prison in Texas, and Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.
- Dr. Cathcart provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. Her services include record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony. Dr. Cathcart's cases and areas of expertise include:
- Corrections / Jail Use of Force
- Corrections / Jail Policy And Practice
- Corrections / Jail Use of Force Training
|Corrections / Jail Training StandardsAdministrative Segregation / Supermax EnvironmentsAntiquated Prison Environments|