Catherine Pickens Willmond
Mrs. Willmond is co-author of Chickasaw: An Analytical Dictionary, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1994. This analytical dictionary is one of the resources used in language classes taught by the Chickasaw Nation.
Mrs. Willmond worked with linguistics professor Pamela Munro to record the language from more than 40 Chickasaw speakers to complete the dictionary.
Mrs. Willmond has also helped teach linguistics classes at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also makes guest appearances in Native American studies classes at UCLA. She has als addressed audiences at Pomona College and new Mexico University. Recently, Mrs. Willmond and Munro completed a teaching grammar of the Chickasaw language which has been accepted for publication by the University of Oklahoma Press.