Barbara Illowsky

Dr. Barbara Illowsky

Chief Academic Affairs Officer

CCC Online Ed Initiative (OEI)
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Location: United States
Term: 2016-2018

Dr. Barbara Illowsky is Dean of Basic Skills and Open Educational Resources 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 was the first Project Director of CCCOER and a past president of the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC3). Barbara recently spent two years at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Barbara is co-author of “Collaborative Statistics” and “Introductory 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.


Dr. Barbara Illowsky