Professional Advisory Board

Sam Catherine Johnston

As Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development, Sam Catherine Johnston provides thought and operational leadership in CAST’s workforce/postsecondary opportunities. Sam’s primary research focus is on social learning processes and the use of online and blended learning to support peer-to-peer knowledge transfer.  She has conducted design-based research in the fields of mental health care, human services, criminal justice and education in order to find out what various workforces need to continue to learn when engaging in personally and professionally challenging work.

Before joining CAST, Dr. Johnston was a Senior Associate and Distance Educator at the Center for Social Innovation (c4si), leading the company’s online learning strategy.  She also helped develop a blended learning curriculum for criminal justice and behavioral health professionals to create community-based alternatives to jail for individuals with serious mental illness.

Sam serves on multiple advisory boards and has delivered workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally on UDL in postsecondary and workforce settings.

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Advocacy has always been woven into the fabric of our society. From the very beginning, people have banded together to advocate for their collective interests. We saw this with the Boston Tea Party when colonists were opposed to paying taxes on tea. We saw advocacy play a huge role during the Montgomery Bus Boycott when … Continue reading Join our Young Adult Advocates for #StandwithLD National Day of Action

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