Amber Gilewski received her BA in psychology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and an MA in clinical-counseling psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. She has taught psychology at various institutions since 2004. She has been teaching at Tompkins Cortland full-time since 2009. Amber also has experience teaching conversational English in China and Taiwan and previously working eight years in the mental health field. Amber has a strong interest in the Middle East and has traveled to the region on peace delegations and for collaborative international educational projects. Other areas of interest to her include veganism, environmentalism, animal rights, human rights, feminism, social justice, the democratization of education, open content/open educational resources (OER), and comic relief. Amber has been using Open Educational Resources since 2011 and served as a developer for Kaleidoscope's Introduction to Psychology course and Carnegie Mellon Community College Open Learning Initiative for their Introduction to Psychology course. More recently she was a contributing primary content author for Lumen Learning’s Abnormal Psychology and College Success courses. Amber has participated in SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) projects and collaborated with faculty from the American University in Cairo in Egypt and La Salle University in Mexico City, Mexico. She has presented nationally and internationally on her work with OER and COIL and was the recipient of the Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2019.