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Designed by professors to empower active learning in your classroom.

About Our Active Learning Platforms

In June 2012, Pat Don, a seasoned K-12 veteran and former Professor of History and Social Science Teacher Education, founded Globalyceum. Her team’s mission was to develop a variety of curricular resources – texts, lectures, problems, composition workshops, assessments, and, eventually, games and research training – that maximized the use of today’s technology.

With affordability and accessibility in mind, the Globalyceum team developed 8 social science teaching platforms that are most appropriate for the range of students in the higher education system today. Since then, Globalyceum has become a highly adaptable platform for one’s own curriculum.

Our Team

Photo by Patricia Lopes Don, CEO and Co-Founder of the Globalyceum platform

Patricia Lopes Don

CEO and Co-founder
Photo by Jason Carlage, Director of Sales of the Globalyceum platform

Jason Carlage

Director of Sales
Photo by Patricia Lopes Don, CEO and Co-Founder of the Globalyceum platform

Patricia Lopes Don

Founder and CEO

Pat Don, Ph.D. was a professor of history at San Jose State University, with specialties in early modern European, colonial Latin American, and modern world history. She was also a lead faculty member in the training and development of secondary history teachers and writing curriculum for the College of Social Sciences. 


Prior to her doctoral studies, she spent over a decade as a high school history teacher, where she was also a curriculum specialist. Her educational research interests include active learning, writing process, and distance learning.

Photo by Iris M. Jerke, Faculty Support

Iris M. Jerke

Faculty Support Manager

For over a decade, Iris was an adjunct professor of History at San Jose State University and San Jose City College with an emphasis on African American History, Women’s History, and US History. 


After her retirement from teaching in 2015, Iris joined the Globalyceum team assisting faculty with setting up courses, solving problems, and monitoring those courses during the semester.

Photo by Sandhya Iyengar, Co-founder, Technology and Student Support Manager

Sandhya Iyengar

Co-founder, Technology and Student
Support Manager

Sandhya is a results-driven technology specialist with over 10 years of experience and achievement in assisting students with various software-related issues.

At Globalyceum, she works closely with students and manages bookstore operations, helping learners to achieve their goals.

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