California Institute of Technology
Dr. Cassandra Volpe Horii (pronounced Vol'-pee Hor-ee') is the Founding Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach at the California Institute of Technology. She serves on the Executive Committee and is currently the President-Elect of the POD Network in Higher Education—an organization dedicated to advancing the research and practice of educational development, and one of the largest and oldest educational development organizations in the world. With a background in the sciences, including a BA in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD in Earth and Planetary Science from Harvard University, Dr. Horii has worked at the intersection of faculty development, STEM education, and organizational change for past two decades. Her prior roles have included Dean of the Faculty and Founding Director of the Faculty Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation at Curry College in Milton, MA; Associate Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University; and lectureships in expository writing, engineering, and applied sciences. She is a regular contributor to the American Association of Physics Teachers Workshop for New Physics and Astronomy Faculty and has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the Association of American Universities, National Science Foundation, Davis Educational Foundation, NASA Earth System Science program, American Geophysical Union, Merck Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa, and Boettcher Foundation.
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The Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (CTLO) supports Caltech's multifaceted educational efforts, including undergraduate and graduate courses and curricula, formal and informal learning, and partnerships with K-12 teachers and students.