Cathleen Tefft

Senior Program Officer

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(202) 606-8607


Division of Preservation and Access

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Cathleen Tefft is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access. She works with applicants and funded projects in all of the division's grant programs, and she coordinates the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources competition. She came to NEH in 2008 from Arena Stage, where she was publications director for the regional theater. Previously, she served in administrative and teaching positions at George Mason University, the University of Maryland, and the Academy of American Poets. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in library and information science from Simmons College.