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James Glapa-Grossklag
Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning
(661) 362-3632
james.glapa-grossklag@canyons.edu

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...

Pola Pardon 
Learning Resources, Coordinator 
pola.pardon@canyons.edu

Pola Pardon began her career at COC in 2013, and is now serving as the Coordinator of Learning Resources. As a student of the college, Pola is committed to serving the community and providing support for student and personal success.  

Mojdeh Mahn
Associate Dean of Learning Resources and Director of The Learning Center
(661) 362-3346
mojdeh.mahn@canyons.edu

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@canyons.edu

Peter Hepburn has been Head Librarian since 2013, having joined the college after a number of years working at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He has his MLIS from McGill University in Montreal, QC.

Joy Shoemate
Interim Director, Online Education 
(661) 362-3102
joy.shoemate@canyons.edu