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 Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access. She came to NEH in 2008 from Arena Stage, where she was publications director for the regional theater. Previously, she served as a program officer at the Center for Global Education at George Mason University, taught writing and comparative literature courses at the University of Maryland, and was a program associate at the Academy of American Poets. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Maryland. Currently, she is pursuing an M.S. in library and information science through Simmons College.