Mary Anne Casey is an independent consultant and adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in designing and conducting individual and group interviews. The resulting information is typically used to plan and evaluate programs. She previously worked for the Kellogg foundation and the State of Minnesota. Casey is the coauthor of several books on focus group interviewing. She has been a consultant and evaluator at the international, national, state, and local levels on topics relating to health, wellness, community development, agricultural policy, and environmental issues. She received her PhD degree from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and traveling.