Special Projects Consultant
Cassie received her PhD in English with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Folklore from Ohio State University in 2015. She served as Associate Director of the Center for Folklore Studies and Director of the Folklore Archives at Ohio State University from 2012-2021. Her research interests include Appalachian studies, commemoration and public display, collaborative ethnography, and participatory action research. Patterson is founder and Executive Director of Southern Ohio Folklife, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2020 that supports, documents, and networks folklife in the region. Cassie is sole proprietor of Cassie Rosita Patterson, LLC, which offers folklore and humanities consulting services. She is also adjunct instructor at Shawnee State University, where she teaches Introduction to Appalachian Studies, Foundations of Social Sciences, and Qualitative Methods in Sociology.