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Barbara Illowsky

CCC Online Education Initiative
Chief Academic Affairs Officer, Foothill-De Anza Community College District
San Francisco Bay Area
Dr. Barbara Illowsky is Chief Academic Affairs Officer for the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. In addition, she has been a mathematics and statistics professor at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA since 1989. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the OpenEducation Consortium. Barbara was the first Project Director of CCCOER and a past president of the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC3). Barbara also spent two years at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Barbara is co-author of “Collaborative Statistics”, “Introductory Statistics”, and "Introductory Business Statistics", free and open textbooks published by OpenStax College. In 2013, the OpenEducation Consortium awarded her the Educator ACE Award, for her contributions worldwide in promoting, training, authoring, and advocating for Open Educational Resources. Barbara earned her BS in Mathematics from SUNY Albany, her MA in Statistics from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University.