Dr. Cassella (North Texas) is an internationally-known figure in conversation-based Latin pedagogy and serves as Director of Classical Studies at St. Theresa Catholic School
in Sugarland TX. After advanced doctoral work at Toronto, he received his PhD at the University of North Texas and stayed on to spend several years on its faculty. Dean has taught Latin, full-time, in every grade from kindergarten to upper-division college courses, and has done extensive summer teaching in Rome for the Polis Institute Jerusalem
, and for SALVI here in the USA. His primary professional interests are the applications of conversational methods to the teaching of Latin and Greek, and the neo-Latin poetry of the Italian Renaissance.