Meet the Open Texas Committee Members: Lisa Louis (Program)
Name: Lisa Louis
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Where do you work?
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
What do you do there?
Director, User and Research Services
Where did you go to school?
MLS and MS - University of North Texas
Where is your hometown?
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I have a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies (Latin and Greek).
What was your first impression of Open Texas?
Excitement! I have attended the big Open Ed conference several times, and I love it, but I also believe in getting connected locally. Open Texas is a venue where I can meet other practitioners in my state and hopefully we can help each other grow our open education programs together.
The interest in open education seems to be growing. Why do you think that is?
Textbook costs are too high, the pandemic crisis has caused economic hardship to many of our students, and also the word is getting out about how open pedagogy can revitalize teaching. The time has definitely arrived for Open Ed!
What would you tell someone who is thinking about presenting or attending Open Texas?
Do it! Get engaged! It's a great conference and a wonderful chance to meet new colleagues and learn so much about this exciting field.