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Dr. Martha Casazza

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Dr. Casazza is a partner in the educational consulting firm of TRPP Associates. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at National-Louis University. She has served as President of the National College Learning Center Association, President of the National Association for Developmental Education, and Co-Editor of the Learning Assistance Review. She was President of the Illinois Network of Women in Higher Education, an affiliate of ACE and is a regular peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Developmental Education and the Journal of the College Reading and Learning Association. Dr. Casazza is on the Board for Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and also chairs the Board for the Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy, an alternative charter high school. Dr. Casazza was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to South Africa and was an invited scholar to the Kazakhstan-British Technical University in Kazakhstan. She received the Hunter R. Boylan Outstanding Research/Publication Award, is a Founding Fellow of the Council of Learning Assistance and Development Education Associations (CLADEA) and was named a Certification Trailblazer by the National Association for Developmental Education.

Dr. Casazza has published numerous articles and co-authored two books with Dr. Sharon Silverman: Learning Assistance and Developmental Education: A Guide for Effective Practice (1996), Jossey-Bass which is listed as "essential professional reading" on the CLADEA website, and Learning and Development (2000), Jossey-Bass. She also co-authored Access, Opportunity and Success: Keeping the Promise of Higher Education which was published in 2006 by Praeger. Her most recent publication is Dreaming Forward: Latino Voices Enhance the Mosaic (2014).