Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. helps foundations and organizations leverage the emerging opportunities afforded by the Internet to develop new pathways for lifelong learning. As an independent strategist, current engagements include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Net Texts, Inc. and as a Fellow for the Aspen Institute. Her work is focused on learning opportunities for all through openness and knowledge sharing.
Previously, Cathy was CEO of Creative Commons, a global non-profit that empowers people and institutions to share their creative, scholarly, and other knowledge assets. As Vice-President at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Cathy spearheaded their early efforts focused on the science of performance improvement in education, and at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation launched and directed the Open Educational Resources Initiative.
Early in her career Cathy was a teacher of mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica and tutored in a high security prison. She earned her Ph.D. in the Economics of Education from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Boston College. Cathy is a founding board member of the Digital Public Library of America and Peer-2-Peer University.