Mary's current role involves active involvement in Blackboard support with a focus on mentoring Adjunct Faculty, as well as continued direction of the WSU telecourse program. Her primary focus is on helping both students and faculty become more familiar and comfortable with learning in the online environment.
Carolyn joined the MRC as an instructional designer in 2014. Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Professor of English at Friends University and later as a freelance online instructional designer and online political science professor with various colleges across the country. Carolyn has her BA in political science from the University of Kansas and her MA in political science from the University of Iowa. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. in adult and continuing education from Kansas State. Since then, she has attended two years of culinary school at the Iowa Culinary Institute and is now finishing an MA in history at Wichita State.
Carolyn brings over twenty years of teaching and curriculum development experience along with her personal dedication to lifelong learning. She is student-driven in her approach to course and program development, and begins every project with the question, "what do the students need and want from this experience?"
Digital Content Marketing Manager
Caleb joined the MRC as the Digital Content Marketing Manager in 2014. Before joining the team, he worked as the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for KWCH-TV and Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. in Wichita. While there, Caleb managed social media accounts for the company's many brands, trained journalists and staff in digital best practices, and contributed on-air as the weekly "Tech Talk" segment digital expert.
Caleb is a passionate advocate for social media and sharing its potential with others, especially those just getting started or looking to learn more.