Casey is Associate Dean and Director of the NTC Center for Global Education at Tulane University. She also serves as Co-Director of the Altman Program in International Studies and Business at Tulane and is a Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science. She teaches courses on US immigration policy, Mexican politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, comparative politics, and globalization. She is a proud alumnae and holder of three degrees from Tulane: a doctorate in political science (2005), a master’s degree in Latin American studies (2000), and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies (1997). Her commitment teaching and service have been recognized through multiple awards including the Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Service Award (2016), the Center for Public Service’s Barbara E. Moely Service-Learning Teaching Award (2013), and the Stone Center’s Simon Rodriguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher (2012).
Casey’s pedagogy and work centers experiential, community-engaged, and globalized approaches to learning. She was developed the innovative, interdisciplinary, cohort-based curriculum of the Altman Program. She has designed and directed study abroad programs in Mexico (Guadalajara and Mérida), Costa Rica, Vietnam, and Thailand, three of which include international service-learning programs. She regularly teaches pre-departure and re-entry study abroad courses, integrates service learning into most of her courses, and was the director of the Dept. of Political Science internship program for over a decade.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Casey is a founder and board member of a 501c3-designated all female-identified Mardi Gras performance troupe.