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Dr. Mark D. Porcaro (Interim Director) leads the office of Online Learning at Wichita State University. Mark has been working in online learning since 2000, having assisted various academic departments and libraries at Brigham Young University (UT), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Muskegon Community College (MI), and most recently, the University of Dayton (OH).
Mark received a B.Mus from Brigham Young University (1997), a M.A (2003) and Ph.D. (2006) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer (2013), has an Online Teaching Certification from the Educational Teleconsortium of Michigan (2006), and has had additional training in instructional design from Florida State College Jacksonville (2006). He has taught at BYU, UNC, Muskegon Community College, the University of Dayton, and Wichita State University.
Mark's academic research interests include: music in the United States, music in mass-media (recording, radio broadcasting and music in film), 20th- and 21st-century music, especially Luciano Berio and Elliott Carter, and lute and guitar music and history. He is an active classical guitarist and lutenist, accompanying and playing recitals with members of the Wichita community. He has published music history and theory articles for American Music, Notes, ABC-CLIO, Ashgate Press, Salem Press, and Grove Music Online published by Oxford University Press.
He teaches a hybrid class, "Arts in Wichita," for the Emory Lindquist Honors Program (HNRS 304E) at WSU.
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Her strong Project Management and Customer Service background have prepared her well to help Dr. Porcaro establish and lead the Office of Online Learning.
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