Barbara Culatta received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from California University in Pennsylvania and her master’s and doctoral degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Barbara has worked as a speech-language pathologist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh public schools. She has held faculty positions at the University of Kentucky and the University of Rhode Island.
In 2000 she joined the faculty at BYU, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and associate dean of the David O. McKay School of Education. Her research and teaching interests are concerned with interventions to strengthen children’s language and literacy skills. She is the principal investigator and project director for an early language and literacy instruction program entitled Project SEEL: Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction.
Barbara Culatta is the mother of one son, Richard, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU and currently resides with his family in Virginia.