OER Specialists

The ALPA OER Specialists serve as trainers, advisors, and advocates for building OER and textbook affordability efforts, and are selected to represent the diversity of our institution types, e.g., private, public, and community colleges. Applications to join the 2022-24 cohort will be open in Spring 2022–please sign up as a Campus Partner to receive information about the opportunity.

How we help

Open Education Network workshops
Regional train-the-trainer sessions 
Orientations to OER platforms
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Meet your OER Specialists…

The 2021-23 OER Specialists are:

  • Elizabeth Nelson, Penn State University Lehigh Valley
  • Stephanie Pennucci, Millersville University
  • Jean Shumway, Butler County Community College
  • Misti Smith, St. Francis University

The 2020 – 2022 OER Specialists are: 

  • Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Lehigh University
  • Jalyn Warren, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Hasse, University of the Sciences
  • Marian Hampton, University of Pittsburgh

Past cohorts

The 2019 – 2021 OER Specialists were:

  • Daniel Stafford, Kutztown University
  • Lauren Irvin, Point Park University
  • Bryan McGeary, Dickinson College
  • Sara Parme, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The 2018 – 2020 OER Specialists were: 

  • Melody Diehl Detar, Duquesne University
  • Jill Hallam-Miller, Bucknell University
  • Bill Hemmig, Bucks County Community College
  • Daniel Stafford, Kutztown University