Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is a social psychologist whose scholarship focuses on open educational practices, inclusive pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology.
Prior to his appointment as Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning at Brock University in July 2022, Dr. Jhangiani served as the Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia.
An innovative educator, Dr. Jhangiani is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, the Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus, and the Emerging Leader Award from Open Education Global.
Dr. Jhangiani is recognized as a global leader in open education. He is the architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost programs, has served as an Ambassador for the Global Advocacy of Open Educational Resources with the International Council for Open and Distance Education, and was invited to speak at the United Nations about how open education supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
In both 2021 and 2022, Business in Vancouver listed Dr. Jhangiani among ten leaders in higher education in British Columbia and 500 “business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.’s communities, industries and economy.” In 2023, Dr. Jhangiani is a Distinguished Visiting Teaching Scholar at Trent University.
Dr. Jhangiani is a co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology. His books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education. Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook.
Dr. Jhangiani holds a PhD in Political Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He is cross-appointed to the Departments of Educational Studies and Psychology at Brock, and is an affiliate member of the Social Justice Research Institute.