Cassie Power

Associate Director for Faculty and Academic Engagement

Cassie Power, PhD, is the Associate Director for Faculty and Academic Engagement at the Gephardt Institute. Cassie leads the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of community engagement in academic spaces at Washington University. In this capacity, she works with faculty and leadership across all seven academic schools at the university – both undergraduate and graduate levels – to assure robust and high quality opportunities for faculty to build community engagement into their teaching, research, and service work, with a current focus on community-engaged teaching and learning. Previously, Cassie was a faculty member, having held positions both at a private liberal arts college and a public R1 university. During her time as a faculty member, she taught over 30 community-engaged courses. She received her PhD in Social Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan in 2006 and has a long standing personal and academic interest in developing ways for people to work together toward shared goals that minimize systemic power inequities.

Cassie was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, but has also lived a number of years in the Midwest. She enjoys exploring the different types of recreational opportunities that different places, climates, and geographies have to offer.

Contact Cassie about:

  • Community-Engaged Courses: support to develop, implement, and evolve pedagogically sound courses in collaboration with community partners that result in mutually beneficial outcomes for everyone, including achieving rigorous academic student learning outcomes and effectively addressing community identified objectives
  • Course Development Grants through the Civic Engagement Fund
  • Community-Engaged Course Transportation Funds