TJ Bliss is a change-maker in higher education. He focuses on making change with people by building strong relationships of trust, and has proven track records in education leadership, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit management. TJ is the Chief Academic Officer for the State Board of Education in Idaho, where is an advocate for affordable and accessible higher education using open education and other strategies. Previously, TJ was the Chief Advancement Officer for the Wiki Education Foundation and Program Officer overseeing OER funding at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. TJ has a Ph.D. in Educational Inquiry, Measurement and Evaluation from Brigham Young University, and an M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Nebraska.