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About Brian Casserly:

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1993.  I earned my BA degree in history in 1998 and my Master's in 2001, both from the University of Washington.  I received my Ph.D. in history from the UW in 2007.  My doctoral dissertation was titled "Securing the Sound: The Evolution of Civilian-Military Relations in the Puget Sound Region, 1890-1984." 

I currently teach a variety of history classes in the Seattle area.  Classes I have taught include all parts of the U.S. history survey, modern world history, and Pacific Northwest history.  I also developed a class in environmental history at North Seattle Community College, a first for the school and the Seattle Community College District.  In addition, I have taught both lower and upper division history classes at the University of Washington (click here for links to classes taught).  I have also taught at Shoreline, Everett and Bellevue Community Colleges.  

I am an active participant in collaborative efforts between community college faculty and librarians in the Seattle area to improve teaching and learning, particularly with regard to students' information literacy skills and assessment of student learning.  With several colleagues, I have presented work on these topics at meetings of the Organization of American Historians, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Community Colleges Humanities Association.  Some of these efforts are described in

In addition, I have worked as a researcher on various projects related to Asian American, labor, and Pacific Northwest history for the National Park Service (see the Seattle Times for one project I worked on), the Museum of History and Industry (Seattle), and other organizations.  I also served as a historical consultant to KCTS TV's (Seattle PBS affiliate) The War: Stories from the Northwest: WWII

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E-mail me at: 

brian dot casserly at hotmail dot com










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