Where do I go for support?

Kent State University has a network of Instructional Designers, Educational Technologists, and Blackboard Learn experts to help you along the way. Explore your support options below.

THE online learning team

The Online Learning Team is part of the Office of Continuing and Distance Education reporting to the Office of the Provost. The Team is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Online Strategic Initiative; facilitating online planning; creating and providing training and tutorials for online development and teaching; collaborating with course design support people across the university; and collaborating with Information Services to identify technology solutions to enhance online learning.

Meet the Team

Associate Vice President, Office of Continuing and Distance Education
Valerie Kelly

Executive Director, Kent State Online
Ben Hollis

Strategic Projects Director, Kent State Online
Will Turek

Coordinator, Online Learning
Drew Shipka

Director, Instructional Design
Amy Grincewicz (Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Senior Instructional Designer
Vicki Gutierrez (College of Arts & Sciences)

Instructional Designers
Joel Mellor (College of Aeronautics & Engineering)
Katie Asaro
Lydia Rogouski (College of Communication & Information)
Phil Nelson (College of Nursing)

Educational Technology Designers
Meghan Hansen (College of Arts & Sciences)
Tiffany Holler
Tiffany Jamison
Tim Kohn (Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship)
Nicole Yoder

Technology Project Director
Paul Creed, III (Test Proctoring/Flash Survey Support)