Stephen Caswell - International consultant and teacher at Simi Valley HighStephen A. Caswell has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, market research, needs assessment, marketing communications and public relations as both a consultant and as a staff manager. Beginning with an M.A. in Communications, Mr. Caswell started his career in the high tech industry working for Mini-Micro Systems magazine as a senior editor in 1973. In 1975, he joined International Resource Development (IRD), which was one of the companies that pioneered the field of multi-client market research studies.

From 1975 to 1987, Mr. Caswell was the project manager for more than 20 multi-client market research report on a variety of computer and communications topics, and, in 1977, as the founding editor of Electronic Mail & Message Systems (EMMS) newsletter, the first to cover electronic mail. Mr. Caswell is the author of two books on information systems: E-Mail (published in 1988 by Gage Publishing) and Using CC:Mail (published in 1992 by M&T Books) and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Mail Association. In addition, he worked on a variety of marketing and strategic planning consulting projects for companies that included Digital Equipment Corporation, MCI Communications, Bell Canada, AT&T, CNCP Telecommunications, and DMR Canada.

In 1987, Mr. Caswell joined Intelligent Communications Networks, Inc. (ICNT) as Vice president of Marketing. ICNT was a pioneering firm in the fields of outsourced software development and in ecommerce. Initially, he was the project manager for an X.400-based electronic mail software product developed in India. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Caswell traveled to India several times on business related to the product and, in 1991, was invited to deliver a series of seminars on electronic mail to executives in India’s Department of Telecommunications. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Caswell oversaw the company’s AutoNETWORK service, which was a pioneering ecommerce network used to buy and sell used auto parts electronically. During this period, more than a $1 billion of used auto parts were traded electronically.

In 2004, Mr. Caswell changed his career to share knowledge of business and computers and became a teacher. He presently teaches business, computers, and journalism at Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, CA. He also serves on a Technology Committee for his school and for the school district and is presently working on a technology needs assessment project to identify transformative educational technologies. As a teacher, his web design class won a statewide design award in 1996 to develop a website on Career Technical Education for California’s Department of Education.