About the Online Learning Center

The mission of the Online Learning Center (OLC) is to create a quality online learning experience for Webster University students and faculty by providing leadership, direction, and a range of support services.


  • Work with academic departments to develop plans and strategies for the delivery of online courses and programs.
  • Assist faculty in the development and delivery of online course, including training, instructional design, course development, and online technical support.
  • Administer the daily operations of WorldClassRoom.
  • Coordinate support and information for online students with various university offices, including admissions, registration, advising, and more.


Thao Dang-Williams
Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs / Director of Online Learning Center
(314) 246-8757

Derrick Florian
Department Associate
(314) 246-8746

Academic Administration Team

Jonathan Schlereth
(314) 246-8601

Maggie Hooks
(314) 246-8788

Kris Spencer
Academic Coordinator
(314) 968-7025

Jessica Hanses
(314) 246-7952

Course Development & WorldClassRoom Administration Team

Tom James
(314) 246-5974

Sandra Beins
LMS Specialist
(314) 246-7599

Brandon Davis
Course Developer
(314) 246-4219

Barrett Stokes
Course Developer
(314) 246-8628

Student Services Team

Elizabeth Stacey
(314) 246-4246

Ashley Adams
Online Student Retention Coordinator
(314) 246-7762

Debbie McWilliams
Online Student Engagement Specialist
(314) 246-7646

Kate Pitman
Online Student Support Specialist
(314) 246-8207

Michael Taylor
Entrance Counselor
(314) 246-7972

Training & Instructional Design Team

Teri Portman
(314) 246-8244

David Hallmon
Instructional Designer
(314) 246-4221

Melissa LaMonica
Instructional Designer
(314) 246-8209

Wei Qiu
Instructional Designer
(314) 246-8754

Kate Sprague
Instructional Designer
Training Specialist

(314) 246-8728

Kevin Gitonga
Instructional Designer
Training Specialist

(314) 246-7598

Online Learning Center

(314) 246-8746
(866) 622-0888 toll free
(314) 968-7400 fax


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