GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

Cassandra Lo

Dr. Cassandra Lo

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Office Location:

Raymond Hall

Office Hours:

Educational Background

  • Ed.D – Reading/Writing/Literacy – The University of Pennsylvania
  • MA – English Education – Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA – English, Teacher Education Program – College of the Holy Cross

Professional Experience

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Relational teaching and learning
  • English Language Arts teacher education and professional development
  • Personal writing and the college essay
  • Critical witnessing and testimonials of trauma
  • Multicultural education for social justice and cultural change

Additional Information

  • Gross, N., & Lo, C. (2018). Relational teaching and learning after loss: Evidence from Black adolescent Male students and their teachers. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(3), 381-389.
Selected Presentations:
  • Lo, C. (2019, April). Silenced voices of loss: Black male students writing and witnessing testimonials of Trauma. Presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lo, C. (2018, November). Writing, witnessing, & healing: A community of Black male students Confronting grief and loss. Presented at the 2018 Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference, Indian Wells, CA.
  • Gross, N. & Lo, C. (2018, April). Relational teaching and learning after loss: Evidence from boys of color and their teachers. Presented at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New York, NY.
  • Lo, C. (2017, November). Letters to our loved ones: Male students of color writing and witnessing about familial death. Presented at the 2017 Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.


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