Robin DeRosa is a professor at Plymouth State University, part of the university of New Hampshire, where she directs a lively Interdisciplinary Studies program in which students customize their own majors, combining coursework from across all of the academic departments in the institution. She has developed an innovative curriculum for the program that combines connected learning techniques with open pedagogical practices, and her students learn in and contribute back to the public communities that inform and benefit from their work. Robin works with faculty, librarians, and technologists from a wide variety of colleges and universities to help them explore ways to empower learners and increase public access to education and research. She partners with non-profit EdTech start-ups (such as Rebus and Hypothes.is) to support new tools for open teaching and learning, and she serves as an editor at the open-access journal, Hybrid Pedagogy. You can read more about Robin at her website, or follow her on Twitter @actualham.