Meet the Staff

Catherine T. Klingler, Curator

Cathy Klingler arrived at the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium in September 2015, after working for 20 years with the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in a range of roles including deputy director of exhibits, curatorial assistant, and manager of media services. Prior to that she worked as a technical writer and translator. Cathy has also served as a volunteer and consultant for such organizations as the Pennsylvania Department for the Conservation of Natural Resources, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Johns Hopkins University Press, and numerous community groups.

Cathy graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with majors in Writing and German and earned a master’s degree in translation from Rutgers University. Through it all, she maintained her passion for science and nature. She entered the museum world by accident, discovering during a museum summer job that her range of interests could actually turn into a career. Now she’s happy to be at East Stroudsburg University, expanding programming options and community outreach for the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium.

2017-2018 Student Facilitators and Majors:


Alexandra Machrone, M.S. Biology

Joe Schell, M.S. Biology

Jonathan Adamski, M.S. Biology

Austin Haefner, History

Tabby Pellegrino, Marine Biology

Joe Schuon, Biology

Emma Skilton, Theater


Melissa Zak, Speech Therapy

E.J. Roeder, Business

Tatyana Upshaw, Biology

Rebecca Barrise, Speech Therapy

Ryan McNeil, Physics

Alexis Brenner, Therapeutic Sciences

Gabby Poremba, Public Health/Secondary Education