First Cohort of Online Teaching Academy Graduates


The first cohort of the Online Teaching Academy (OTA) concluded with a graduation held April 12, celebrating 24 Southeast faculty members who completed the program.

Faculty who completed the program include:

  • Dr. Nancy Aguinaga, professor in the exceptional child education program; and program coordinator for Southeast’s Master of Arts in Exceptional Child program;
  • Dr. Sarah Dietrich, assistant professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL);
  • Beverly Evans, professor of recreation and park administration;
  • Dr. Tony Faber, professor of family studies;
  • Dr. Susan Fulton, assistant professor of communication disorders;
  • Dr. Natallia Gray, assistant professor of economics;
  • Natalie Holley, instructor of communication studies;
  • Dr. Sarah Kuborn, assistant professor of family studies;
  • Dr. Christine Ladwig, assistant professor of marketing;
  • Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish language and culture;
  • Dr. Philip MacKenzie, instructor of English;
  • Dr. Leisa Marshall, professor of accounting;
  • Dr. Jim McGill, professor of chemistry and director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program;
  • Dr. Alisha Ortiz, associate dean of Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing and associate professor of marketing;
  • Carole Pfeiffer, instructor of computer science;
  • Dr. Monica Radu, assistant professor of sociology;
  • Desma Reno, assistant professor of nursing;
  • Dr. D’Arcy Reynolds, assistant professor of psychology;
  • Dr. Craig Roberts, associate professor of mathematics;
  • Dr. Jason Sides, assistant professor of political science;
  • Dr. Robin Smith, instructor of middle and secondary education;
  • Dr. Joseph Snyder, assistant professor of history;
  • Karl Suhr, professor and electronic resources librarian; and
  • Dr. Sven Svenson, professor of agriculture

Application submissions for the second OTA cohort will begin this summer.

For information about the second OTA cohort, contact Dennis Kinkead at