Associate Professor of History — Wheaton College
Dolita Cathcart is an Associate Professor of History at Wheaton College. Professor Cathcart is a noted historian of African American history. She grew up in NYC, graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Boston College. She is one of the earlier mentors for the Posse Foundation based in NYC that encourages leadership and diversity in top colleges and universities throughout the country. She was featured in the documentary, “Birth of a Movement,” currently available on Amazon Prime. Professor Cathcart, is also a practitioner and teacher of Aikido, A Japanese martial art that philosophically seeks peace and justice. She is a Fifth Dan, Shidoin, and Chief Instructor Emerita of Harvard Aikikai, having started Aikido on May 15, 1985, at New England Aikikai, under the leadership of Mitsunari Kanai Shihan.