Cathy Gorn, Ph.D.

Executive Director | National History Day

Dr. Cathy Gorn is executive director of National History Day and adjunct professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park, the institutional home of National History Day.

Dr. Gorn leads an organization that works with more than two million people annually and interacts with historical and education institutions across the U.S. In her extensive interactions with educators, leaders in business and education, the media, and parents, she addresses issues such as teacher development, education standards, technology in the history classroom, primary source research, historical institution outreach, and best practices.

Dr. Gorn holds B.A. from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Gorn serves on the White House Historical Association Board of Trustees and the National Capitol Radio & Television Museum.