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James Glapa-Grossklag
Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning
(661) 362-3632

James Glapa-Grossklag is Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons.

He is recognized as a global leader in Open Education. James earned tenure as a faculty member in history. He holds a BA in History from Illinois Wesleyan University, an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago, a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from CSU East Bay, and a Certificate in Higher Education Leadership from Cornell University. Read more...

Mojdeh Mahn
Associate Dean of Learning Resources and Director of The Learning Center
(661) 362-3346

Mojdeh Mahn is the Director of The Learning Center and the Associate Dean of Learning Resources.  She has dedicated her 40+ year career at COC to providing a warm, welcoming, inclusive tutoring center that provides superior tutoring services and enables all students the opportunity to maximize their academic success.

Peter Hepburn
Head Librarian
(661) 362-3758

Peter Hepburn has been Head Librarian since 2013, having come to the college from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and innovation (EdD) from Arizona State University and an MLIS from McGill University.  He has a long history of engagement in the American Library Association and is committed to intellectual freedom and supporting students through the provision of library services and resources.

Joy Shoemate
Director, Online Education 
(661) 362-3603

Joy is the Director of Online Education and has worked at the College since 2016. She holds a BA in Psychology and BA in Sociology from the University of Southern California and earned her MBA from California Lutheran University. Joy is dedicated to eliminating barriers of access and leveraging the opportunities flexible learning modalities provide for inclusive teaching and learning.

Jacob Cable 
Learning Resources, Coordinator
(661) 362-3686

Jacob Cable joined the Learning Resources divison in 2021 after spending 15 years within the California State University system. He has a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University and is pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Learning from Vanderbilt University.  He works to help students overcome the bureaucratic barriers that are sometimes present in higher education institutions.