Dr. Cassandra D. Caldwell is an internationally-renowned consultant, trainer, entrepreneur, and scholar. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Black Enterprise Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, HBCU Connect Magazine, and The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
In addition to North Carolina Central University, Dr. Caldwell holds academic appointments as an adjunct faculty member at Cornell University, the University of Maryland, Walden University, and Capella University. In her former position, she served as an assistant professor and assistant director of the executive master of public administration program (EMPA) at the North Carolina Central University Department of Public Administration. She taught courses in leadership, public policy, principles in public management, human resources, nonprofit management, organizational theory & behavior, and research methods. Dr. Caldwell has also held academic appointments as an adjunct instructor at Duke University, Seton Hall University, the University of Houston, and Strayer University. Within the Cooperative Extension System, she has held state, regional, national and international positions in North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
Dr. Caldwell earned a doctor of philosophy degree in human and community resource development from The Ohio State University. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of public administration degree from North Carolina Central University. She is also a graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, an internationally-renowned residential high school for academically gifted students.
Her international education includes being a visiting scholar in Ghana, South Africa, and Swaziland. Her latest international academic appointment was as a visiting scholar at The Oxford Round Table for Women's Leadership at the University of Oxford in England. In addition to these international academic appointments, Dr. Caldwell has been invited to present on leadership topics around the globe in the following countries: Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, England, Canada, Austria, and France.
In addition to her dedication to professional pursuits, she is also actively involved in several organizations including: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., University of Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Admissions Program, National Black Marathoners Association, Black Girls RUN!, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill General Alumni Association. She is a founding member of the Triangle Area Next Generation of African American Philanthropists Fund and a former board member of Lillian's List. Previously, she served as a Big Sister, and a member of the Summit House Raleigh Board of Directors. In 1992, she established the Delta Sigma Theta Solid Foundation Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is still awarded to the freshman woman with the highest grade point average. Dr. Caldwell?s other volunteer service activities have included: serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem, serving as a southern region captain for Toys for Tots, serving as a mentor with the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., serving on the Triangle United Way Certification Committee, serving on the Steering Committee for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Boys and Girls Club, working with Habitat for Humanity, and volunteering with Special Olympics.
Because of these achievements, Dr. Caldwell has received numerous honors including: Profiles in Diversity Journal CEO Leadership in Action Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal Excellence in Innovation Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal Diversity Leader Award, Wake County Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women 21st Century African-American Trailblazer /Sojourner Truth Legacy Award, Sodexo Champion of Diversity Award, The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Keeper of the Dream Award, North Carolina Central University College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Marquis Who's Who of American Women Executives, Empire Who's Who of Women in Education, Leadership America North Carolina, The American Association for Higher Education Patricia K. Cross Future Leader Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Achievement in Service Award, The National Epsilon Sigma Phi Professional Development Scholarship, and The National Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Award.