Alice Cassidy is principal of Alice Cassidy In View Education and Professional Development. She has a B.Sc. (honours) from the University of Victoria, an M.Sc. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC). For the past 15 years, she held leadership roles at UBC’s campus-wide Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG) and associated Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).
Since the mid-1980s, she has designed, directed, facilitated and/or taught a wide variety of educational programs, including the award-winning Shad Valley Program for high-school students; university courses in biology and education for undergraduate and graduate students; science education and natural history field classes; teaching and learning seminars for instructors at post-secondary institutions in BC, Ontario and China, and customized workshops for professionals in organizations in the community.
Her areas of focus include active and participatory learning, professional development for organizations, use of self-directed learning, problems and cases in real-world settings, instructional and narrative skills, and students as active collaborators in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Catherine Stover became the managing editor of Magna Publications in 2008 after serving as a newsletter editor of Student Affairs Leader, Recruitment & Retention, and Campus Events Professional. Currently, Kate manages the production of all editorial products at Magna in addition to working as a content developer. Kate is the recipient of five writing awards for articles, fiction and poetry and is the editor of Problems & Solutions, a collection of small business management case studies. Before joining Magna, she taught writing courses at several colleges and universities. She has an MA in English – Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin –Madison and a BS in Secondary Education – English from University of Wisconsin – Madison.