Carolyn (Casey) Ozaki, Ph.D.
Department of Teaching and Learning
University of North Dakota
Education Building, Rm 354
231 Centennial Dr. Stop 7189
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202
Dr. C. Casey Ozaki is currently an assistant professor in the department of Teaching and Learning's doctoral program. She received her B.A. from Westmont College and M.Ed in student affairs from the University of Southern California. Dr. Ozaki earned her Ph.D in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education in 2009 from Michigan State University. In her position she is teaching graduate courses in Adult Learning, Assessment in Higher Education, The Community College, and Diversity Across Higher Education. She also teaches a First Year Experience course introducing freshmen to undergraduate research and experiential learning. She has also taught courses on leadership, student success, identity and culture, and college student development.
Dr. Ozaki's areas of research and scholarship include racial and ethnic identity, epistemology and meaning-making, community college students, and returning students. She is specifically interested in the intersection between students' epistemology and meaning-making development in relationship to their decision-making about and strategies for persistence in higher education. She is also conducting research related to assessment of learning in the arts. Dr. Ozaki is actively writing, researching, and presenting. She is active in national associations in higher education, community colleges, and student affairs.