Catherine Casserly, Ph.D. is a highly respected learning innovator and open education advocate with an outstanding record of leadership and program success who partners with executives to address diverse organizational and leadership challenges. International expertise ranges from transforming entities at critical inflection points to pioneering new open learning
models that leverage digital and mobile technology. Inclusive manager offers long history of collaboration with nonprofits and foundations through leadership, board, and task force positions. Experienced presenter, panelist, and author Casserly challenges entrenched thinking and
positions organizations for accelerated performance.
Dr. Casserly is also a member of the Advisory Council for the National Science Foundation, chairing its subcommittee on open licensing, and a Research Affiliate with Institute for the Future. Previously, Casserly was CEO and President of Creative Commons, Fellow with the Aspen Institute, VP at the Carnegie Foundation and VP at EdCast. She was founding architect of the Open Educational Resources field, developing, managing and launching the 100 million USD inaugural portfolio for the Hewlett Foundation.
Early in her career, Catherine taught mathematics in Kingston, Jamaica and tutored in a high security prison. Casserly earned her Ph.D. in the economics of education from Stanford University, B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, UK.