Open Education Leadership Program 2020-2021

Bryan McGeary

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Bryan James McGeary is the Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian at Pennsylvania State University. In this role, he helps lead Penn State’s initiatives that support the creation and use of open and affordable course content and associated pedagogical practices, and he helps in developing the strategy for the University Libraries’ online learning resources. Additionally, he is an OER Specialist for Affordable Learning Pennsylvania, a graduate of the Open Education Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship, and co-editor of the peer-reviewed open access journal Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice. He has previously worked in libraries at Dickinson College, Ohio University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University. His research interests include open pedagogy, the intersections of librarianship and popular culture, and the relationship between place branding and regional identity.

Bryan co-created (along with Christina Riehman-Murphy) two capstone projects. The first is a plan for scalable open education faculty engagement and professional development initiatives that are intended to help Penn State support individual faculty while also developing collaborative open education programs that span units and locations. The accompanying community resource for this capstone is an Open Education Faculty Development Program Planning Guide that will enable others to progress through the same sort of process used to create this faculty development plan. The second capstone is The Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap, which is a module-based discipline-agnostic workshop that will assist faculty in planning, finding support for, sharing, and sustaining an open pedagogy project regardless of its size or scope. The four modules of The Roadmap guide faculty through the 5 Ss of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing, and Sustaining.

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