Catherine Morrissey earned an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration in Historic Preservation (University of Delaware, 2010) and a BA in History and Art History (University of Michigan, 2006). Since 2010 she has worked as an architectural historian, and historic preservationist at the University of Delaware's Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Her areas of expertise are field documentation, vernacular architecture, AutoCAD, and GIS. She has authored several National Register nominations, historic structure reports, historic survey reports, and individual historic property assessment. She was the primary author of the "Significance Evaluation of the White Clay Creek Dam One" (aka Byrnes Mill dam) in 2011 for Jerry Kauffman at the Water Resources Agency. In September of 2016 she started her Ph.D. coursework in the Preservation Studies Program at the University of Delaware.