Open Education Leadership Program 2020-2021

Ursula Pike

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Ursula Pike is the Associate Director at the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex). She assists instructional designers from colleges and universities across the state to identify resources for improving online course design and learning. Ursula is a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Ms. Pike earned a B.A. in Economics from Portland State University and a Master’s degree in Economics with an emphasis in Community Economic Development from Western Illinois University. She is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts and an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe. She is the author of An Indian Among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir (2021).

Ursula’s Capstone Project OERigin Stories, interviewed six leaders within Open Education, all women of color, and explored each participant’s entry point into the Open movement. The project highlighted the value of the diversity of perspectives in Open Education. Ms. Pike hopes that others will be inspired to tell their own OERigin Story and listen to the stories of others.

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