Catherine Fowler

Project Director, NTACT-C


Dr. Fowler serves as an adjunct faculty for the Transition Planning and Service Delivery course. She is on staff at UNC Charlotte as the project coordinator for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte – funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. In her role at NTACT, she provides technical assistance to states on such topics as using data to make system level decisions on secondary transition programs, using transition assessment information to develop transition-focused IEPs, and implementing evidence-based practices to improve student outcomes. Her role at NTACT allows her to work collaboratively on projects with other national organizations. Previously Dr. Fowler worked for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, the Self-Determination Technical Assistance Center and the Self-Advocacy Synthesis Project; each OSEP funded projects through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte). 
Prior to employment at UNC Charlotte, she was a Developmental Disabilities Specialist, providing service coordination and educational intervention services to families of young children with development disabilities and a classroom teacher of middle-grade students with autism and elementary age students with intellectual disabilities in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.


Ph.D. - UNC Charlotte, 2007, Special Education
M.Ed. - UNC Charlotte, 1998, Special Education
B.A. - Wake Forest University, 1993, History


Teaching Transition Planning and Service Delivery

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

alignment of transition-focused education and academic standards
education systems capacity building