The Office of Online Learning

The Office of Online Learning facilitates the development and delivery of Wichita State University's online courses and programs by providing tools and resources for students and faculty.

We work closely with faculty and student service units and departments across Wichita State University to ensure that online education delivers the same high level of education and support that students have come to expect from the faculty and staff here at WSU.

Online Learning reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Richard Muma.

Online Learning Advisory Committee Members

In an effort to ensure that faculty, staff, and students have an input into decisions about policies and procedures for the Office of Online Learning, an advisory committee was established. Deans of each of the colleges nominate one faculty member to serve for a two year term. Other members include representatives from Unclassified Professionals:

  • Barton School of Business: Sue Abdinnour, Professor and Omer Professor in Business, Department of Finance, Real Estate, & Decision Sciences (2017)
  • Education: Mara Alagic, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction (2016)
  • Engineering: Bayram Yildirim, Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (2017)
  • Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Jennifer Tiernan, Assistant Professor, Elliott School of Communication (2017)
  • Fine Arts: Bret Jones, Associate Professor and Program Director of Theatre, School of Performing Arts (2016)
  • Health Professions: Nicole Rogers, Aging Studies Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences (2017)
  • Library: Mary Walker, Associate Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian (2017)
  • Unclassified Professional: Paula Seiwert, Associate Director, Center for Management Development (2017)
  • Graduate Council Representative: Marlene Schommer-Aikens, Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology (2017)

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