August 4 Keynote

OER Beyond the Dollar.

Dr. Angela Haydel DeBarger

Angela Haydel DeBarger is a Program Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Her portfolio addresses open education, with the aim of democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive and engaging experiences for learners, and advancing racial equity in education systems. Previously, Angela served as senior program officer for Lucas Education Research at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, where she led elementary and middle school project-based learning initiatives. From 2002 to 2014, she worked as an education researcher at SRI International. Her research focused on improving classroom pedagogy, specifically assessment strategies, to promote student learning and engagement in science. Angela has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University, a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford University. She is a native Californian and enjoys spending time with her two boys.

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

Rajiv Jhangiani is the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Brock University. He oversees the strategy and operations of the Teaching & Learning Commons, Open Education, and Continuing & Professional Studies departments, in addition to responsibility for the institutional strategies for Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition, Academic Integrity, and Micro-credentials. An advocate for equitable access to education, ethical educational technologies, and student-centered pedagogies, Rajiv first began working at KPU in 2007 as a Psychology Instructor. He is a ukulelist, a tennis player, and a retired professional dancer. You can find him online at and @thatpsychprof.

Ms. Joy Shoemate

Joy Shoemate is the Director of Online Education at College of the Canyons. She supports instructors’ successful integration of technology into teaching and learning to promote student success, persistence and completion in online courses. She also oversees OER development and adoption, and implements training on best practices in online teaching and learning. Joy proudly serves on CCCOER’s Executive Council as Co-VP of New Members and as Co-Director of the US Department of Education Open Textbook grant, California Consortium for Equitable Change in HSI OER (CC ECHO). More recently, Joy co-developed and co-facilitated the Open for Anti-Racism course to support California Community College faculty with leveraging open pedagogy and OER to make their courses antiracist.

Ms. Kyra Karatsu

Kyra Karatsu is an Online Education Resources/Zero Textbook Cost Specialist and second-year Communication Studies major at College of the Canyons. In addition to formatting and designing accessible, openly-licensed ZTC textbooks, she has served on the 2021 ITC OER Student Panel. This is Kyra’s final semester as a student at College of the Canyons before she transfers to the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fall to continue her studies in Communications.