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Affordable Learning OhioLINK

Meet OhioLINK's Affordable Learning Ambassadors

The Affordable Learning Ambassadors will coordinate OhioLINK's Open Textbook Network awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks as part of the OhioLINK and Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education. The Affordable Learning Ambassadors bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the topic of OERs and affordable learning.

Mandi Goodsett

Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Areas of Expertise:  Open education, faculty collaboration, and library outreach and programming.

Selected as an Open Textbook Network OER Librarian Bootcamp Instructor

Mary Hricko, Ph.D.

Professor, University Libraries, Library Director at Kent State University Geauga and Regional Academic Center

Areas of Expertise: Assessment, Accessibility, & Digital Learning


Steve Kaufman

Senior Instructional Designer, University of Akron

Areas of Expertise: Instructional Design, Faculty Development, Open Education, Gamification

University of Akron's Affordable Learning Website:

Mark Konecny

Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist, University of Cincinnati

Areas of Expertise: Library Publishing, Copyright, Scholarly Communications, Art History, Russian and European Culture


Angel Mootispaw

Angel Mootispaw

Director of Instructional Technology, Southern State Community College

Areas of Expertise: Professional Development, Project Management, and Instructional Design


Carla Myers

Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, Miami University

Areas of Expertise:  Copyright

Joe Nowakowski

Professor of Economics, Muskingum University

Areas of Expertise: Economics, primarily principles, statistics, and international trade


Janet Stewart

Dean of Library Services, Shawnee State University

Areas of Expertise: Library technology, outreach, instruction

Glenna Thornton

Glenda A. Thornton

Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University

Areas of Expertise: Open Educational Resources


Anna Bendo

Anna Bendo

Director, Affordable Learning Initiatives, OhioLINK

Gwen Evans

Executive Director, OhioLINK