Robert Cassidy

Faculty, Psychology

Educational Adviser, Innovation & Development, Office of Instructional Development

 

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Dr. Robert Cassidy holds a  B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University and a PhD in Neuroscience, from Georgetown University Medical School. In addition to teaching at Dawson College, Rob works as an Educational Advisor for OID. His work in this department focuses on working  with faculty on various pedagogical issues and initiatives. Additionally, he provides support to department chairs and program coordinators.  When Rob is not at  the college he enjoys spending his time with his family and knitting. Rob is currently researching moral development and the role of social emotions in moral reasoning as well as conceptual change in teachers’ approaches to teaching.

Interests:

Meta-cognition and conceptual change in teachers and students, morality.

Contributions to Dawson’s Community:

In Rob’s role as Educational adviser he is regularly setting up workshops, and providing various types of ongoing pedagogical support to faculty, department and program coordinators.

Publications:

Blogging about Psychology: neuroscience and education technology

AX Tai, RM Cassidy, LF Kromer. “EphA7 expression identifies a unique neuronal compartment in the rat striatum”. Journal of Comparative Neurology (2013) 521 (12), 2663-2679.

MW Linhoff, J Laurén, RM Cassidy, FA Dobie, H Takahashi, HB NYgaard et al. “ An unbiased expression screen for synaptogenic proteins identifies the LRRTM protein family as synaptic organizers”. Neuron (2009) 61 (5), 734-749

M Carlén, K Meletis, C Göritz, V Darsalia, E Evergren, K Tanigaki et al. “Forebrain ependymal cells are Notch-dependent and generate neuroblasts and astrocytes after stroke”. Nature Neuroscience (2009) 12 (3), 259-267

 


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