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Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson works at Amherst College, where he is an Academic Technology Specialist in Mathematical and Spatial Data Analysis. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts. He has a Ph.D. in nanospatial physics and more than thirty years’ experience in research, teaching, and using and supporting technology in higher education. He has been writing and contributing to open education resources since 1996, including textbooks, laboratory manuals, and visualizations. His interests include environmental, demographic, and historical GIS, and applying these through community engagement.

Lance Eaton
Lance Eaton is an instructional desginer at Brandeis University, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College, and a doctoral student at UMASS Boston in the Higher Education program.  He has worked on OER projects for some five years including for his own courses.  His current research focuses on understanding copyright and enhancing faculty use of learning materials as well as exploring the impact of research access costs on higher education and the implications of open access research.  

Susan Eliason
Dr. Susan Eliason is an Associate Professor in the Elementary & Early Childhood Department at Bridgewater State University working with students majoring in Early Education & Care. She is an early childhood educator with over 30 years of experience, from the classroom through administration, and for 13 years teaching full time at the college level; her research interests include educator preparation, technology as a teaching tool, curriculum design and development, early literacy, and family engagement.  She is currently a faculty fellow for the Teaching and Technology Center at Bridgewater State. 

Robert Alan Harris
Robert Harris is the director of the Center for Teaching with Technology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Harris has constructed a staff with academic backgrounds, all of whom teach at the university. Together they work with faculty on course design, LMS management and other facets of academic technology. He started at William Paterson in 1995 and his job has encompassed creating a student technology consulting team and running the academic support unit. I his spare time he enjoys teaching 19th and 20th century US history topics online.

Karen Hines

Karen Woltjen Hines is an Assistant Professor of Business at Holyoke Community College.  She has 25 years of experience in industry as a marketing professional.  She has been teaching for 15 years with six years as a full time faculty member at HCC. Karen completed her undergraduate work in marketing and communications at Albright College and earned her MBA from American International College.

While at HCC, she has focused on OER and Student Advising.  She is the OER Taskforce Leader focused on developing a faculty/staff grassroots effort.  She is also a member of the Northeast OER Summit planning committee and has spoken at several OER regional conferences. 

Katie Kirakosian
Katie Kirakosian earned her B.A. in Anthropology and German at the University of Connecticut. She completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is currently an adjunct lecturer. Her research interests include Native American archaeology in southern New England, Contemporary Native American issues, and the history of archaeology. Katie has taught over 100 social science courses, about half of which have been online. Other research interests include experiential teaching and learning, online teaching and learning, and critical pedagogy. She is currently the lead editor on an open textbook focused on North American archaeology.

Andrea Milligan
Andrea Milligan is currently the Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at North Shore Community College. At NSCC, she is a member of the Open Textbook Initiative Team and works closely with faculty to redesign their courses to make use of open and other free online resources.

Kristine Ricker Choleva

Kristine Ricker Choleva has 20 years in education with a dual focus in the fields of hospitality management and business.  She earned an AOS in Baking and Pastry Arts and a BS in Food Marketing from Johnson & Wales University and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 
​ She is a professor of business and the chair of business programs at Holyoke Community College.  Her current focus is on impacting student affordability via work in the Open Educational Resources movement, including developing a fully OER Business Administration Mass Transfer degree at HCC.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the Digital Projects Manager in Scholarly Communication and the Communication Department Liaison at the UMass Amherst Libraries. His previous position was as the manager of a grant funded project to digitize the entire W.E.B. Du Bois manuscript collection, housed in the UMass Library Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Prior to acquiring his Masters in Library Science (MLS) in 2009, he was a staff producer and editor for the Media Education Foundation (MEF), a Northampton-based non-profit video production company founded by Comm Professor Sut Jhally. 

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