Our Team

CoLab Faculty & Staff

Robin DeRosa
Director of the CoLab

Robin is a national leader in open pedagogy, and an advocate for public infrastructures and institutions for higher education.

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Matthew Cheney
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Matthew Cheney earned a BA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. 

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Martha Burtis
Learning & Teaching Developer

Martha has worked in and around the intersection of higher ed, open pedagogy, and digital technologies for 20+ years and has a national reputation for her work with Domain of One’s Own and the open digital storytelling community, DS106. 

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Hannah Hounsell
Program Support Assistant and Advisor for Interdisciplinary Studies

Hannah graduated from PSU in 2017 with a Bachelors in English and teacher certification.

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CoLab Professional Affiliates

Hannah Davidson
Accessibility Services

Hannah Davidson (pronouns: she/her) works in Campus Accessibility Services. 

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Jessica Dutille
Director of Community Impact

Jessica Dutille (pronouns: she/her) serves as a catalyst for developing transformative high impact community engagement experiences that benefit students, off campus partners, and the broader community.

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Katie Gaebel
Associate Director of Career Development
Katie Gaebel works in the Career Development Office as the Associate Director and is a teaching lecturer.
 
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Cathie LeBlanc
Coordinator of General Education

Cathie LeBlanc (pronouns: she/her) is the Coordinator of General Education at Plymouth State University. 

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Matty Leighton
Financial Services Manager

Matty (pronouns she/her) is a manager in Financial Services with deep roots in the University System of New Hampshire.

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Christin Wixson
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Christin is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Lamson library, which means that she pays attention to and thinks about the systems, both formal and informal, that we all use to share and disseminate our work. 

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CoLab Student Affiliates

Ashley
Graphic Design & Promotion

Ashley Hichborn is a senior here at Plymouth State University, declaring a self-designed Interdisciplinary Studies major called Graphic Design for Promotional Communications with a dual minor in Women Studies and Studio art! She is working to become a professional Graphic Designer and use her art as an instrument to share knowledge and ideas. 

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Becca
CPLC Participant

Becca is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major focusing on Marketing for Integrative Health. A five year interest in nutrition and holistic health inspired the creation of her degree, and has taken her all over the country. Last May, she left for Oregon for a PSU practicum at The Mushroomery.

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Ben
IDS Peer Mentor

Ben is an Interdisciplinary Student at PSU. He centers his learning in Music-Physics. Yes, Music-Physics, we thought it was odd at first as well. Learning about how the world of music, and the physics of the universe come into play for each instrument, vocalist, speaker, microphone, and venue.

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Chantell
IDS Peer Mentor

Chantell Aubut is a student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at PSU. Her main program of study focuses on Marketing for Sustainable Practices, with a minor in Biology. This past summer she interned with the Plymouth Farmers Market, helping them create advertisements, innovating new and fresh ideas, and helping run the market every Thursday.

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Jess
CPLC Participant

Jess (pronouns: technically, she/ her is fine, but gender is d u m b. I mean, what even IS gender, honestly?) is a student in the English program at Plymouth State University. 

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Kieran
Digital & Open Consultant

Kieran is a student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at PSU, concentrating on the relationship between technology and people, and is a Digital and Open Consultant at the CoLab.

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Natalie
Digital & Open Consultant

Natalie is a first year student at PSU. She is currently an accounting major, but is looking forward to seeing what else Plymouth has to offer!

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Saoirse
Digital & Open Consultant

Saoirse (pronouns she/ her) is a first-year student at Plymouth State University, employed as a Digital and Open Consultant with the CoLab where she is very anxious to immerse herself in the community.

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Sofia
IDS Peer Mentor

Sofia is an international student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at PSU, with a focus on International Business in relation to Sustainability. She recently became a CoLab Student Affiliate and IDS Peer Mentor, and she is very excited to be a part of this team.

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