Open Education Leadership Program 2021-2022

Open Education

SPARC would like to sincerely congratulate the graduates of the 2021-2022 cohort of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program on their completion of the program! This intensive professional development initiative to empower academic professionals to lead impactful open education initiatives. The 21-22 cohort was composed of 25 fellows from a wide range of backgrounds, spanning from open education librarians, student leadership, and government program coordination. Our fifth year running the program built upon its tried-and-true, largely asynchronous, online format with a new component focused on strengths-based leadership development. The fellows were selected from a competitive application pool.

2021-2022 SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellows

  • Amanda Langdon, Access Services & Distance Learning Librarian/OER Campus Lead, Adams State University Nielsen Library
  • Amy Blau, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Whitman College
  • Beatrice Canales, Academic Unit Assistant, San Antonio College
  • Catherine Riehle, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
  • Charlotte Dailey, Program Specialist-OER, Southern Regional Education Board
  • Christina Hilburger, Research and Information Literacy Services Librarian, State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Courtney Eger, Learning and Engagement Librarian, Temple University, Health Sciences Libraries
  • Cynthia Orozco, Librarian for Equitable Services/Associate Professor, East Los Angeles College
  • Elena Kuzmina, OER, E-resources and Collections Librarian, Vancouver Community College
  • Elizabeth Speer, Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian, The University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Western University
  • Isaac Mulolani, Open Educational Resources Publishing Program Manager, University of Regina
  • Kristopher Meen, Assistant Librarian, Academic Skills and Marketing & Engagement, NUI Galway
  • Kylah Torre, Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Liz Thompson, Open Education Librarian, James Madison University
  • Meredith Cudmore-Keating, Students’ Union Vice President Academic, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Nataly Blas, Collection Development Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
  • Nicola (Nicky) Andrews, Open Education Librarian, University of San Francisco
  • Rachel Becker, Copyright & Open Educational Resources Librarian, Madison Area Technical College
  • Sarah LeMire, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, Texas A&M University
  • Sarah Shaughnessy, Faculty Engagement Librarian, University of Alberta
  • Shayna Pekala, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Gonzaga University
  • Tori Stanek, Digital Access and Public Services Librarian, Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries
  • Zachariah Claybaugh, Student Success Librarian, University of Connecticut

2021-2022 SPARC Open Education Leadership Mentors

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