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Online Learning Council Membership

The OLC is a formal group of faculty, staff and administrators from across the university, who meet to explore, design, and recommend innovative solutions addressing current and future challenges in online and hybrid learning. The 26-member Council includes faculty, staff, administrators and students recommended by Academic Council, Administration and Finance, Student Affairs, and others. Vice-Provost of University Programs Linda Halpern serves as an ex-officio member. Dr. Doug Hearrington, Online Learning Coordinator for JMU, chairs the Council. During this academic year, the council is working to construct a strategic plan to develp and advance online learning at JMU. 

Attendance at OLC meetings is open to all interested JMU faculty, administrators, and staff.  The Council currently meets twice monthly; times and locations vary.  If you are interested in participating in these meetings, please contact for details. 

Membership List

Linda Cabe Halpern, Vice Provost for University Programs - Ex Officio
Doug Hearrington, Online Learning Coordinator, University Programs - Chair
Sarah Cheverton, Assistant Online Learning Coordinator, University Programs - Assistant Chair

Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarship
Catherine Crummett, Assistant Vice Provost for University Programs 
Drew Davis, Director of Computer Support, IT-Computing Support
Michelle Estes, Associate Professor in Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education
Jared Featherstone, Associate Director for Writing, Learning Centers
Dale Hulvey, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology
Karen Jagiello, Coordinator for Online RN and BSN programs, Nursing Department
Liz JohnsonAssociate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science
Karina Kline-Gabel, Lecturer, Foreign Language Department
Diane Lending, Professor, Computer Information Systems 
Kristi Lewis, Faculty Associate for Teaching, Center for Faculty Innovation 
Christie Liu, Senior Instructional Designer, Library and Educational Technologies
Shawn Lough, Lecturer, College of Business
Joe Loyacano, Academic Advisor, University Advising
Joy McBride, Enrollment Information Systems Analyst, Academic Affairs
Jesse  Rathgeber,  Assistant Professor,  School of Music
Valerie SchoolcraftDirector, Office of Disabilities Services
Kristi Shackelford, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Policy and Curriculum Development
Eric Stauffer, Director of Instruction Design and Technology, Libraries
Michael Stoloff, Associate Dean, Graduate School
Jane Thall, Associate Professor and Department Head for Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education
Michele White, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar
Diane Wilcox, Professor, Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education    

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