Veronica Vold (she/her) is the Open Education Instructional Designer for Open Oregon Educational Resources, a program of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon. In this role, she provides equity-minded instructional design services to OER grant teams and campus partners from Oregon’s 24 public colleges and universities. In addition, Veronica facilitates a statewide community of practice for instructional design colleagues interested in open education. Veronica is energized by daily consultations with colleagues and working groups on OER and open pedagogy. In the 2022-23 academic year, she plans to build openly licensed assets to support open pedagogy and accessibility workflows across the state and will coordinate a speaker series on designing for justice.
Veronica holds a PhD in English literature and brings a passion for inclusive course design, accessibility, and universal design for learning (UDL) to consultations. Her approach is highly collaborative and centers on building meaningful relationships with instructors and teaching teams. Veronica previously served as an instructional designer with UO Online at the University of Oregon, where she helped design large enrollment online courses that prioritized meaningful student engagement. Outside of work, Veronica enjoys swimming, gardening, and exploring Oregon’s tide pools and mountain lakes with her family.