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Distance Education

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Distance Education

Address:
Business and Public Management Center
5th Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2948
Fax: 610-436-2189
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu


Distance Education Support
Phone: 610-436-3373
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

About Us

The Office of Distance Education is housed within the Academic Affairs Division.

Rui Li, Ph.D.
Executive Director
RLi@wcupa.edu
610-430-4959

Rui holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an accomplished scholar in the field of distance education and instructional technology. She has published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at multiple national and international conferences. She has also taught a number of face-to-face and online courses, both nationally and internationally.

Pat Brander
Administrative Assistant
PBrander@wcupa.edu
610-436-2948

Pat has been with West Chester University since 2005 and with the Office of Distance Education since 2011. She brings a considerable knowledge of WCU to the Office of Distance Education. She has worked in the Registrar's office and was a department secretary in the Languages and Cultures department and has extensive experience working with faculty, students and parents.

Marc Drumm, M.Ed., CFD
Instructional Designer
MDrumm@wcupa.edu
610-436-2278

Marc holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Delaware. For the past 16 years, he has worked in higher education specializing in web design and development, integrating technology into educational environments, and utilizing emerging technologies. Prior to working at WCU, he held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.

Tom Pantazes, M.A.Ed., CFD
Instructional Designer
TPantazes@wcupa.edu
610-430-5844

Tom holds a Master of Arts in Education from the College of William and Mary. He has six years of experience supporting instructors with technology integration and online learning pedagogy. A licensed educator, Tom has taught both online and face to face courses. He also has experience writing and reviewing online learning curriculum.

Amber Grove
Instructional Designer
AGrove@wcupa.edu
610-436-3374

Amber holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Immaculata University and is completing her Master of Education with a concentration in E-Learning and Instructional Design from Northeastern University. She brings ten years of experience supporting distance education students and faculty, specializing in LMS support and faculty training.

Jessica Drass
Online Support Specialist
JDrass@wcupa.edu
610-436-3375

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has three years of experience with IT support, including two years supporting faculty, staff, and students here at West Chester University.

Lauren Campbell
Online Support Specialist
LCampbell@wcupa.edu
610-436-3561

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  She also minored in Web Technology where she learned about Web Design and social media. Prior to working at WCU, she interned for a Fitness and Nutrition company where she helped manage their social media presence.