Support

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

Executive Director, Kent State Online
Valerie Kelly

Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State Online
Bethany Simunich

Director, Instructional Design, Kent State Online
Ben Hollis

Strategic Projects Director, Kent State Online
Will Turek

Coordinator, Online Learning
Drew Shipka

Senior Instructional Designers
Amy Grincewicz (College of Business Administration)
Vicki Gutierrez (College of Arts & Sciences)

Instructional Designers
Ariana Michaels
Joel Mellor (College of Aeronautics & Engineering)
Katie Asaro
Lydia Rogouski (College of Communication & Information)
MaryAnne Nestor
Phil Nelson

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

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