Katherine was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Media Services at the Harvard Divinity School. She is the Research Advisor for the Masters in Liberal Arts in Museum Studies and teaches at the Harvard Extension School in the Museum Studies Program. She holds a graduate degree in Anthropology from Florida State University. While at Harvard she was a member of the Harvard University Technology Architecture Group and sat on several Harvard-wide technology working groups.
Katherine moved to New England in 1985 to work for a small computer consulting company in Providence, Rhode Island. Her portfolio included work on the state-wide database system of archaeological sites and historic properties for the Massachusetts Historic Commission and the Rhode Island Historic Commission as well as early work in the use of geographic information systems in archaeology and historic preservation. She became an independent consultant in 1986 and broadened the portfolio to include museums and other cultural heritage organizations.
She is the editor of and contributor to The Wired Museum: Emerging Technology And Changing Paradigms, a book available from the American Association of Museums. Her recent publication, with Paul F. Marty, is entitled Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums.
She has consulted in the museum and government communities since 1985 primarily in the areas of strategic technology planning, project management and database development. Clients have included the Worcester Art Museum, the MIT Museum, The Getty Trust, Hurst Gallery, The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Five College Art Museums and Historic Deerfield, Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, R. S. Peabody Museum, New-York Historical Society.