Cassandra Horii

California Institute of Technology

Dr. Cassandra Volpe Horii (pronounced Vol'-pee Hor-ee') received her B.A. in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Ph.D. in earth and planetary science from Harvard University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses on university teaching and learning in STEM, atmospheric science, environmental chemistry, expository writing, and a first-year seminar on sustainability. Her scholarship has addressed topics such as the roles of centers for teaching and learning in institutional change and accreditation, the experiences of faculty with disabilities, inclusive and equity-minded teaching and mentoring, educational spaces and technologies, teaching consultation methods, and projects related to writing and visual rhetoric in higher education.

Before joining Stanford as associate vice provost for education and director of the center for teaching and learning in February 2022, Horii served as the assistant vice provost and founding director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach at Caltech, where she has led efforts to advance and support inclusive, evidence-based teaching across disciplines. Horii serves as a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education and previously served as president of the POD Network in Higher Education. Her prior institutional roles have included dean of the faculty at Curry College in Milton, MA, and associate director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.

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