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Wichita State Online

E-Mail: online@wichita.edu

Telephone: (316) 978-7757

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Dr. Mark D. Porcaro

Executive Director of Online Learning


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Learn more about Dr. Porcaro

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Veronica Schmitz

Project Manager & State Authorization


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Brandon McNeal

Online Student Academic Advisor / Enrollment Specialist

Undergraduate Business Programs


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Jacquelyn Pedigo

Online Student Academic Advisor / Enrollment Specialist

Criminal Justice and Undergraduate Degree Programs


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John Sandlin

Online Student Academic Advisor / Enrollment Specialist

College of Health Professions


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Wichita State Online's offices are in the Media Resources Center on the main campus of Wichita State University.

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Staff Bios:

Dr. Mark D. Porcaro, Executive Director

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JPEG ImageDr. Mark D. Porcaro 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). He also oversees the OneStop for student services.

Mark received a B.Mus from Brigham Young University (1997), a M.A (2003) and Ph.D. in Musicology (2006) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, has an Online Teaching Certification from the Educational Teleconsortium of Michigan, and has had additional training in instructional design from Florida State College Jacksonville. 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 regularly teaches a hybrid class, "Arts in Wichita," (HNRS 304E) in the Honors College at WSU. He also teaches occassionally online courses in film and music.

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