For the second year, Red Hat has recognised eight higher education instructors. These instructors are committed to teaching the open source development process to their students.
They have significantly contributed to open source curriculum by incorporating open source philosophies, methods and tools into their academic work. The majority of honourees are past participants in Professor’s Open Source Software Experience (POSSE). Red Hat launched POSSE in 2009.
The instructors who are honoured have demonstrated their commitment to teaching open source through a range of contributions, including: creating open source programs and courses at their institution. They contributed materials to the growing open source curriculum base.
These winners also participated in industry conferences. As speakers they created awareness on open source at conferences like the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Technical Symposium.
These instructors relentlessly integrated open source into their classrooms. They also contributed to the growth of community of like-minded educators.
Gina Likins, university outreach, Open Source and Standards, Red Hat said, “Red Hat is proud to recognise educators who embrace the open source way and are committed to teaching the next generation about the potential of a career in open source. These educators are helping to pave the way for their students’ success and for other instructors who can benefit from the resources they create.”
Announcing the list of winners, Red Hat shared following names,
Aria Chernik, lecturing fellow, Social Science Research Institute, and director, Open Source Pedagogy, Research and Innovation (OSPRI), Duke University;
Joshua Dehlinger, assistant/associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University;
Robert Duvall, lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Duke University;
Joshua Pearce, professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering;
Alan Rea, professor, business information systems, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University;
Wes Turner, senior lecturer, computer science, School of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
Stewart Weiss, associate professor, Department of Computer Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York;
Sabine Wojcieszak, lecturer, University of Applied Science Kiel.