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professor , program director , Fulbright Scholar

Carol Ann Colatrella, American literature educator, educator. New Jersey Department Education scholar, 1975-1979, fellow, 1979-1983. Member Modern Language Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Society for Literature and Science (chairman public committee since 1989).

Background

Colatrella, Carol Ann was born on August 18, 1957 in Newark. Daughter of Peter Carmen Colatrella and Marie Rose (Juliano) Caulfield.

Education

Bachelor, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1979;Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, 1983;Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, 1987.

Career

She is a Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and Associate Dean in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Appointed in 2012 as Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, she is a long-time co-director of the Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST), which is part of the Office of the Vice President for Institute Diversity. WST sponsors technical and scholarly presentations, career development workshops, and focused research programs, and coordinates mentoring networks for faculty and students, including the WST Learning Community.

From 2005 to 2007, she served as program director of the Georgia Tech-National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program. A student of John O. McCormick, Colatrella received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her research ranges across nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European literary, historical, and scientific narratives, particularly those emphasizing moral transgression and social marginality.

Her scholarly work is strongly interdisciplinary and has been funded by national and international foundations. She held Fulbright fellowships based in Denmark in 2000 and in 2005-06, during the latter working with an international group of scholars. Other fellowships include a Nunn School European Union Center Grant for 2010-11 and a residency at Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin in June 2008.

Colatrella has co-edited two books and authored and/or co-authored 37 book chapters and articles and three books, most recently Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology (The Ohio State University Press, 2011). Since 1993, she has served as executive director of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. As a professor of literature and cultural studies, she teaches courses in literature and gender studies.

Achievements

  • Colatrella was recognized in 2007 with Georgia Tech’s Geoffrey G. Eicholz Faculty Teaching Award and in 2005 with Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Service Award. In 2013 Colatrella, WST co-director Mary Lynn Realff, and a team of Georgia Tech students and Inman Middle School teachers received the Educational Partnership award from the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for their development of and support for the Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) club at Inman Middle School.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, Society for Literature and Science (chairman public committee since 1989).

Connections

father:
Peter Carmen Colatrella Caulfield

mother:
Marie Rose (Juliano) Caulfield