Associate Professor of Theatre
Dean, School of Humanities
Chair, Theatre Department

Ph.D., Wayne State University
M.A., Eastern Michigan University
B.S., Rochester College

School: School of Humanities
Office: Alumni Music Center 203
Phone: (248) 218.2154



  • Performance Workshop
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Musical Theatre Workshop
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Production of the High School Musical
  • Directing
  • Theatre and Religion
  • History of Western Theatre
  • Dramatic Criticism
  • Senior Project



  • Alpha Psi Omega (Faculty Sponsor)



  • Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre, Rochester College (2010-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre, Rochester College (2000-2010)
  • Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, Rochester College (1997-2000)



Cathie is married to Nathan Parker and they have two sons, Owen and Curtis, and a cat, Coco. They live in Lake Orion, Michigan, where “living is a vacation” (at least according to the welcome sign). In her spare time, Cathie enjoys working on home improvement projects, scrapbooking and various other crafting activities, running, gardening, reading, watching Tiger baseball, and writing a dissertation. Most of all she enjoys hanging out with her boys.



Plays Directed at Rochester College

  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (2012)
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (2011)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (2009)
  •  Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2009)
  • Who Returned My Soul by Kelly Brock (2008)
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (2006)
  • Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton (2005)
  • Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon (2004)
  • The Turn of the Screw by Jeffery Hatcher (2003)
  • The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere (2002)
  • Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling (2002)
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (2001)
  • Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott (2000)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (1999)
  • The Curious Savage by John Patrick (1998)
  • Shadowlands by William Nicholson (1997)