Open Door Pedagogy Network

Open Door Pedagogy Network

The Open Door Pedagogy Network is a network of faculty in CLA departments who are available to colleagues for informal conversations about teaching. It aims to help teachers connect with teachers for support, community, and mentorship.

Teachers of all ranks, including graduate student teachers and assistants, are encouraged to reach out to ODPN members for casual conversation and advice, especially in relation to inclusion, academic freedom, and handling challenging classroom situations.

Open Door Pedagogy Network

ODPN Members

Find ODPN members in your department for 2023-2024.

Ask the ODPN

Do you have a question an experienced teacher can help with? Ask the ODPN! No question is too large or too small!

Fill out the inquiry form, and ODPN members will respond with reflections, resources, and advice. Inquiries are anonymized before sharing with ODPN members.

Teaching & Learning Resources

For a range of teaching resources, see the Network’s curated list of readings, activities, trainings, and more.


About the Network

The Open Door Pedagogy Network began in fall 2020 and aims to foster community, mentorship, and mutual support by providing infrastructure for teachers connecting with teachers in CLA. It supports faculty who might be wrestling with a specific problem or incident, and also “supports the supporters” with a college-wide conversation on the nuances of powerful and equitable teaching.

The Open Door Pedagogy Network emphasizes that we are all at different stages on our paths, and its members offer judgement-free support for improving practice, awareness, and knowledge. It aims to support the cultivation of inclusive, equitable, and open learning environments and teaching practices to support faculty’s and students’ academic freedom in the classroom.

Regular check-ins for members to share ideas, issues, trends, and inspirations are held every semester, and throughout the academic year, training opportunities supported by the Dean's office are also made available to them.

The group also uses an email listserv to exchange articles, resources, and questions.

The ODPN is a network of established faculty who commit to staying up-to-date on teaching methods and approaches; who are available to their colleagues to drop in and discuss these kinds of issues; and who share ideas, experiences, and information with other colleagues across the College.

Network members provide opportunities for informal conversations only. They do not provide official determinations about CSU policy, legal advice, grievances, or formal action.

Are you interested in becoming an ODPN member? Reach out to the Network Coordinator, Rosa Mikeal Martey,, for more information.


Open Door Pedagogy Network Members 2023 - 2024

Andrew Du

Anthropology and Geography

Connie Fellmann

Anthropology and Geography

Suzanne Kent

Anthropology and Geography and Environmental Affairs

John Lindenbaum

Anthropology and Geography

Claire Chien

Art and Art History and Art Museum

Roberto Muntoreanu

Art and Art History

Isabelle Pech

Art and Art History

Elizabeth Williams

Communication Studies

Thomas R. Dunn

Communication Studies

Niroj Bhattarai

Economics, International Studies, Regional Economic Development Institute, and University Honors Program

Amanda Memoli

English and University Composition Program

Genesea M. Carter

English and University Composition Program

Ricki Ginsberg

English, English Grad, and English Undergrad

Ryan Claycomb

CLA Dean's Office, English, and Theatre

Tobi Jacobi

English and University Composition Program

Virginia Chaffee

English and University Composition Program

Eric Ishiwata

Ethnic Studies

Ray Black

Ethnic Studies

Roe Bubar

Ethnic Studies

Meagan Todd

International Studies

Rosa Mikeal Martey

CLA Dean's Office and Journalism & Media Communication

Tori Omega Arthur

Journalism & Media Communication

Linnea Ward

Journalism & Media Communication

Franziska Wilcox

Languages, Literatures and Culture

Mohammed Hirchi

Languages, Literatures and Culture

Maite Correa

Languages, Literatures and Culture

Shawn Brady


Saffron Henke

All College of Liberal Arts and Theatre

Elena Windsong


Joshua Sbicca


KuoRay Mao


Jessie Luna