Hal Plotkin

  • Position Journalist & Broadcaster
  • Biography

    Hal Plotkin is a former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education under President Barack Obama. Plotkin was a founding editor of Marketplace, the globally broadcast U.S. public radio business and economic news program. He also served as President of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Governing Board of Trustees, which oversees two colleges with approximately 45,000 students.

    A former Senior Open Policy Fellow at Creative Commons, USA, Plotkin has been instrumental in the promotion of free open intellectual property licenses and open educational resources (OER), which support resource-sharing and collaborations across borders and cultures in the fields of science, education, the humanities, and business. Plotkin is currently a Senior Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), based in Half Moon Bay, California.