keynote speaker & author of Learning How To Learn
Barbara Oakley was born in Lodi, California in 1955. Her father was a bomber pilot in the United States Army during World War II. This inspired her to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Army after she completed high school. During her military career, she obtained her B.A. in Slavic languages and literature. She was also taught Russian at the Defense Language Institute. Barbara became a signal officer while she was stationed in Germany and was later promoted to become a Captain. She is currently a professor who teaches engineering courses at both Oakland and McMaster University. Her online courses have become some of the most popular in the world because of her intense knowledge of engineering. She is also familiar with topics such as STEM education and learning practices. To add to Barbara’s impressive resume, she has also written several books while continuing to help her students and the engineering community every day. Sources “Barbara Oakley.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Feb. 2022, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Oakley.