Alexis Clifton will be a main keynote speaker for ATI 2018. As Executive Director of SUNY OER Services, Alexis Clifton works with State University of New York (SUNY) institutions to establish, support, and expand their OER programs. She helps to identify each institution’s goals for open education, as well as to foster collaboration between campuses to expand options for effective open practices.
Over the course of her 15 years of teaching composition, creative writing, and technical writing, in Washington state community colleges, she gradually transitioned away from the traditional textbook. While working at Tacoma Community College in 2008, she was an early participant in campus-wide OER course development projects. She was invited to join the national Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative for English Composition II in 2011.
Alexis has since worked with community colleges and universities across the country with OER implementation through her position at Lumen Learning. She has served as an OER project manager, content developer, and instructional designer in the humanities.
Alexis holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. She is keeps very busy exploring her new home state of New York and is learning to love lots and lots of snow.