The Program Development and the Instructional Technology and Academic Services team of professionals provides instructional design, media production, training and technical support for faculty, staff and students involved in UA Online degree programs. We value our relationships with faculty members to deliver the best distance learning experience for every student. Faculty and student success is our desire and goal. Please contact us with your needs and suggestions.

Program Development

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Megan Welborn, EdD

Director, Program Development

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Chelsea Fancher

Assistant Director of Online Program Operations

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Chelsea Fancher manages UA Online programs offered by the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.
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Tiffany Goodin

Assistant Director of Online Program Operations

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Beginning January 1, 2024, Tiffany Goodin will manage UA Online programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Culverhouse College of Business and the Capstone College of Nursing.
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Patti Meggs

Administrative Specialist

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Patti Meggs is a native of Pinson, Alabama and has been part of the OTIDE team since 2014. Her responsibilities in Program Development are integral to keeping the department's operations running smoothly! Fun fact: Not only is she an OTIDE employee, Patti is also an OTIDE (Early College) parent.
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Mary Kathryn Poe

Assistant Director of Online Program Operations

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Mary Kathryn Poe manages UA Online programs offered by the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
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Jessie Richardson

Assistant Director of Online Program Operations

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Jessie Richardson manages UA Online programs offered by the College of Engineering, Culverhouse College of Business and the School of Social Work.
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Shanikia Young, PhD

Assistant Director of Online Program Operations

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Shanikia Young manages UA Online programs offered by the College of Communication and Information Sciences, the Capstone College of Nursing and the Graduate School.

Instructional Technology And Academic Services

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Allan Guenther

Director, Instructional Technology and Academic Services

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Charlotte Adcox

Program Assistant

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Chynna Boyd

Instructional Technology Manager

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Emily Covington

Instructional Technology Assistant

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Emily Covington is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree through The University of Alabama Online in Communication Studies. Emily volunteers for local animal shelters and contributes by fostering homeless animals and photographing them to promote their adoption. In her free time, she enjoys photography, art and spending time with her dogs and husband. She loves to hear from students and assist them in the admissions process. Prior to becoming an admissions counselor, Emily worked for UA as an early childhood program specialist.
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Bobbie Fike

Program Assistant

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Beth Lindly

Content Editor

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Brandon Sanders

Instructional Technology Assistant

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Brian Seidman

Content Editor

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Latoya Sewell

Instructional Technology Assistant

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Instructional Design

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Allison Bearer

Instructional Designer

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Crystal Butler

Senior Instructional Designer

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Leah Gutenson, PhD

Instructional Designer II

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Kristin Kaylor

Senior Accessibility Instructional Designer

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Alison Lewis

Senior Instructional Designer

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Elizabeth McDonald

Instructional Designer

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Preston Ruddell

Instructional Designer

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Kelsey Taylor

Instructional Designer II

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Shinora Walker

Instructional Designer II

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Miranda Webster

Senior Instructional Designer

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Michele White

Instructional Designer

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Roger Woodard

Senior Instructional Designer

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Creative Academic Media Services (CAMS)

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Lee Laska

Assistant Director, Instructional Media

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Katy Allen


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Ethan Crowe

Video Specialist

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Doug Dillingham

Media Specialist II

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Dan Gregory

Media Specialist I

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John Kliner

Media Specialist II

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Clifton Lewis


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Anthony Reed

Media Specialist II

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Technical Support

Mary Brunette

Technical Support Specialist

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Charity Jaspering

Technical Support Specialist

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Josh Sullivan

Technical Support Specialist

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