Dr. Don Cathcart

Board of Directors

Dr. Cathcart came to Salisbury State College in 1971 as Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  He retired as Professor of Mathematics in 2008.  During his time at Salisbury University, he served as Mathematics and Computer Science Department Chair, Interim Dean of the Henson School of Science and Technology, and Interim Provost.  While serving as Provost he worked with Dr. Phil Bosserman as Bosserman developed courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies and created the Center for Conflict Resolution along with a minor in Conflict Resolution.  Upon Dr. Brian Polkinghorn’s arrival at SU, Cathcart worked with him as the Center became a visible presence serving the campus, the community, and the nation.

Cathcart received a doctorate in mathematics education from Indiana University (1975), a masters in mathematics at San Diego State University (1966), a bachelors in mathematics at the University of Hawaii (1960). His teaching career includes work at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii where he taught mathematics and coached track and field. He also taught at Palm Springs High School  in California and at James Madison University in Virginia before coming to Salisbury University.