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Catherine Casserly - Member, Fellow

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. is dedicated to supporting learning opportunities for all through openness and knowledge sharing. Cathy works as an independent strategist with foundations and organizations to leverage the emerging opportunities afforded by the Internet to develop new pathways for lifelong learning.

Through February 2014 Cathy was CEO of Creative Commons, a global non-profit that empowers people and institutions to share their creative, scholarly, and other knowledge assets. Previously, Cathy directed the Open Educational Resources Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and spearheading work in transparency and technology as Vice-President at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Early in her career Cathy was a teacher of mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica. She earned her Ph.D. in the Economics of Education from Stanford University and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College. Cathy is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University. Cathy is also a part of 2015 National Educational Technology Plan Face-to-Face Technical Working Group Meeting.



The Aspen Institute, Communications & Society Program / EdCast


Fellow / Vice President, Learning Networks

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