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. As an undergraduate, she majored in Women’s Studies and English, and participated in campus activism around LGBTQ+ issues, race and financial aid, and sexual assault policies. After college, she taught high school English and Theater before returning to school to complete a PhD in English with a focus on early American history and literature. She was a professor in the English Department at Plymouth State for fifteen years before becoming the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies program, a position that she held for four years. As the new director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, Robin is excited to work with students, faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues on exploring learner-driven architectures for projects, courses, partnerships, and programs at PSU.