About the Auteur*

Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., is the founder and principal at Sebesta Education Consulting LLC, which assists higher education institutions, organizations, and agencies with innovation and transformation to support student success.

Judith has spent over 25 years in higher education as a faculty member, academic administrator, policymaker, analyst, researcher, and consultant. Judith also is proud to serve as the President-Emeritus of the Executive Council for the Community College Consortium for OER.

Prior to consulting she was Vice President, ISKME Labs/OER Commons and Executive Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas. She also served in a variety of roles at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including as Project Director for Open Educational Resources, Director of Innovation, and Program Director for Distance Education, and was the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Competency-Based Education.

Before shifting her career focus to the broader landscape of policy and practice in open education, innovation, and digital education, Judith enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a professor of theatre studies and administrator. She holds certificates in Human Subjects Research from the CITI Program, Open Licensing for Educators from Creative Commons, and DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) from The Ohio State University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. from Florida State University, and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Austin College. She lives in Austin, Texas.

The author can be contacted at judith@sebestaeducationconsulting.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any comments, questions, suggestions for revisions, or information about your own use and/or adaptation of Telling Stories to Save the World: Climate Change in Narrative Film.

*An “auteur” is filmmaking terminology for a director with such a distinctive approach so as to be the “author” of the film, which thus manifests the director’s unique style or thematic focus. 


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