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Mary Alice Casey

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Author

Mary Alice Casey

Mary Alice Casey has served as editor of Ohio State Alumni Magazine since 2014. In addition to higher ed (her favorite career arena), she has written and edited for daily newspapers, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and as a freelance consultant.

She’s surrounded by Buckeyes — husband Mitch ’84, son Nate ’12, daughter Erin ’13, ’16 MS and daughter-in-law Brittney ’14, ’22 MS — who along with Mary Alice, son-in-law Alex and a mob of dogs and cats make a boisterous bunch.

When she’s not connecting with alumni or crafting stories with them in mind, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, strolling in nature, listening to music or NPR, and traveling to destinations near and far.

Selected storytelling
Research & Innovation
Why Pelotonia makes this cancer researcher cry

Abby Zalenski’s grandpa lived thanks to a charity ride-funded treatment, and that put her on a path to help others. 

Our Students
60 years apart, scientists share zeal for discovery

Kristin Chesnutt is the first recipient of the Nancy Byrd Johnson and Howard M. Johnson endowment, and a kindred spirit.

Research & Innovation
He sees the potential for data to do good 

Researcher Ayaz Hyder turns insights from the pandemic into tools that can help us better navigate future public health crises. 

Campus & Community
President Kristina M. Johnson answers your questions

She talks about helping students, teaching financial literacy, fall highlights and the toughest times of her life.

Our Alumni
With his whole heart

Howard M. Johnson found love, a passion for science and a bright future — all on a campus hundreds of miles from home. With generosity, he and his late wife are lighting the way for others.

Our Alumni
This family will tell you: One blind date started it all

Or maybe it was the scholarships. Either way, the result is 10 Buckeyes, 13 degrees and a special love for Ohio State.

Research & Innovation
This project will track bees using their DNA  

Funded by the Defense Department, the professor-alumnus collaboration is intended to help protect crucial pollinators. 

Campus & Community
WOSU turns 100: Power of the people

From the early days of radio, WOSU Public Media has enriched lives in Columbus. What comes next? GM Ronnie Agnew shares.

Campus & Community
He produced 96 commencements. Here are his top 5.

WOSU’s John Prosek is a master at capturing scenes from these memorable days, but it was daily TV that first hooked him.

News You Can Use
A guide to conquering the digital world

These strategies can help keep the computers and devices that dominate our days from dominating our minds.