We hope we get a chance to visit with you by phone or email this year! Our office has a reputation for being the innovative trailblazers on campus and we'd be happy to tell you more about some of the exciting projects we are working on. .
We're located in the heart of campus in the Instructional Technology Center (ITC). You can find us on a campus map by clicking here.
Name and Title
|Who we are|
|As the new leader of the Division of Extended Programs at WOU, Dan brings more than 15 years of experience in Adult and Distance Education. Dan came to Western Oregon from Utah Valley University, a large (30,000+ students) regional university, where he served as Senior Director for Distance Education. Previously, Dan was the Director of the Office of Instructional Design at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University, and is currently finishing up a PhD in Adult Education from North Dakota State University.|
|Susan started with DEP in 2003 working with online graduate education programs. In 2005 she transitioned into the College of Education and spent the next five years recruiting, advising and supporting faculty and students in various ED programs. She returned to DEP in 2010 to manage online graduate programs and work with school districts and agencies for credit overlay options. Prior to starting at Western, she earned a BS in business/economics, a master's in adult education from Penn State Univ., and part of a Ph. D. in college administration. She spent nine years advising students and coordinating programs in Eastern Oregon for BMCC and EOU. Susan loves working with inspiring professionals on both WOU campus and in school districts across Oregon; she finds their commitment to lifelong learning is contagious!|
Office Spec II
|Jenn started working for DEP in 2004 supporting non-credit workshops and camps. Currently, she supports multiple program managers for various on-campus to online courses. She also helps update the DEP web pages.|
Instructional Design Coordinator
|Elayne is the Instructional Design Coordinator for DEP. She was a graduate student and an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education before being hired to her current post. She has an MSED in information technology from WOU and a BA in foreign languages from the University of Idaho. Elayne has a patient husband, an old car and a disobliging habit of setting off several fire alarms when she cooks.|
Professional Program Manager
|Brian spends his days at Western by creating strategic partnerships and workforce training programs. Prior to joining the staff at WOU, he received an MBA from Willamette University and spent six years developing strategic partnerships in the nonprofit industry. Brian is a vegetarian who enjoys teaching people new ways to cook traditional meals with new ingredients.|
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