Catherine A. Feminella

Catherine A. Feminella, EdD

  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Widener CARE Team Co-Chair


  • EdD, Higher Education, Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership (2020) Widener University (PA)
  • MEd, Higher Education, Student Affairs Leadership (2015)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MEd, English and Literature (2002)
    Widener University (PA)
  • BA, English (2000)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

I have been working at Widener University sine 2002 serving in progressive positions in Students Affairs. In my current role as Associate Dean of Students, I work to educate students on becoming professional and civic leaders in their communities. I am particularly passionate about working with students at Widener since I am a three time alumnus and filled with pride. The mission and values of Widener coincide with my own professional goals and values.

I believe that networking is an essential way to develop long term relationships with peers to advance our field and promote one another. Leadership means serving others, role modeling and collaborating at all levels. I also enjoy serving my local community as a Commissioner for the Chester Housing Authority, seeking to improve housing conditions in the Chester community. Having lived in Chester, Pennsylvania for over 20 years, I have a deep passion and understanding of the community.


  • Pride Personified, Widener University (2017)

  • “Phenomenal Woman” Award, Pi Tau chapter- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Widener University (2014)


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