About the Editors

Kimberly Davies Hoffman

Kimberly Davies Hoffman serves as the University of Rochester’s Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services at the River Campus Libraries. With interests in engaging pedagogy, instructional design, assessment, and creating professional development opportunities, she has been a founding member for programs like LILAC, the 3Ts, and RYSAG. Recent projects include her participation in SPARC’s Open Education Leadership Program, the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, and a grant-based digital collection of case studies highlighting faculty’s teaching with technology (DigITaL, Digital Ideas in Teaching and Learning. Kimberly earned her MLS at the University at Buffalo and a BA in French and International Relations at the University of New Hampshire.

Alexis Clifton

Alexis Clifton is a long-time open education advocate. Building from her first experiences using OER in her English Composition courses at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington, she went on to participate in the Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative and later served as a Faculty Success lead and course developer with Lumen Learning. She acted as the founding executive director of SUNY OER Services, serving all 64 institutions of the State University of New York in the support and development of local campus OER initiatives. She serves on the board of directors for Open Education Global. As Senior Instructional Support Specialist at SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, New York, Alexis specializes in open, accessible, and inclusive course design to expand educational opportunities for everyone.

Robert I. Berkman

Robert Berkman is the Business Outreach Librarian at the University of Rochester and founder and editor of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research, an international monthly journal for business researchers. He is also an (online) part-time faculty member of the School of Media Studies at the New Schools of Public Engagement in New York City and author of several books on research, media and technology. He has an MA in Journalism from the University of Montana.

Eileen P. Daly-Boas

Eileen P. Daly-Boas is the Outreach librarian for Education and Philosophy at the University of Rochester. She earned her M.L.i.S. from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. Her current interests regarding open education are focused on online learning and teaching, and equity and inclusion.

Lev E. A. Earle, M.L.I.S.

Lev Earle is the Special Collections Processing Archivist with the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Their interest in open educational resources and pedagogical design is influenced by their years working in Course Reserves and their social justice and inclusive equity work, as well as the approaches to open course design as an academic extension of feminist and decolonizing praxis.

Joe Easterly

Joe Easterly is Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, where he assists faculty, students, and staff in the development of digital scholarship and interactive scholarly publications.

Moriana M. Garcia

Moriana M. Garcia is the Outreach and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Rochester. She has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University (Ohio). Her current professional interests span the areas of scholarly communications, visual literacy and biophilic design for libraries. She has been working on support of open access and more sustainable models of scholarship since she arrived at the University of Rochester in 2015.

Deborah F. Rossen-Knill

Deborah Rossen-Knill is the founding director of the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester. She teaches writing and pedagogy courses, and studies real and fictional texts, drawing on work in linguistics, philosophy of language, literary studies, cognitive science, and composition. Most recently, she has brought knowledge from linguistics and dialogue studies to her interest in writing program administration and writing instruction. Her work in these areas focuses on the function of student input in writing placement conversations, the identification of dialogically-based principles of academic writing and corresponding teaching strategies. She believes that education is an act of communication and that communication is potentially an act of education. Inspired by University of Rochester librarians’ passion for OER and OP, she became involved in this project because of the potential for OER and OP to bring education to all and to foster fair, charitable, informed communication.

Kristen Totleben

Kristen Totleben is the Outreach Librarian for Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester. Her current research interests include open pedagogy, working with special collections, and open peer review.


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