Kathleen Cassity

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Western Oregon University

Kathleen Cassity serves as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as professor of English at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Cassity’s academic specialties include writing pedagogy, Anglo-Indian and postcolonial studies, creative nonfiction/life writing, and transformative learning. She is co-editor of an anthology of Anglo-Indian writing, Curtain Call: Anglo-Indian Reflections, and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. Her administrative philosophy is grounded in principles of positive leadership, liberal arts advocacy, and collaboration.