Catherine Sustana

  • Taught writing at Hawaii Pacific University for 11 years
  • Has had short stories published in several literary journals
  • Holds a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Albany


Catherine Sustana is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles for two years, was an English professor at Hawaii Pacific University, and has had short stories published in numerous literary journals, including Arts & Letters, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, Calyx, and Alaska Quarterly Review. 


Catherine Sustana holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Albany.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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