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Online Champions at Murray State

A group of Online Champions is working diligently to move Murray State forward with the current higher education trend of online learning. 

Brian Bourke (Chair of Online Champions), College of Education and Human Services,

Rupkatha Bardhan, Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Katherine Farmer, University Libraries,

Katy Garth, School of Nursing and Health Professions,

Jennifer Morrison, College of Humanities and Fine Arts,

Michelle Santiago, Hutson School of Agriculture,

Lisa Schmidt, Center for Adult and Regional Education,

Melony Shemberger, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business,

Firm Faith Watson, Faculty Development Center,

Faculty Development Center

Assistance with instructional design, pedagogy, and content delivery. Online learning sessions are regularly available to all MSU faculty. Visit the Faculty Development Center's website and check your e-mail each Tuesday for the latest news and schedule of events. 

Dr. Firm Faith Watson
Director, Faculty Development Center
107 Center Applied Science Building

Academic Applications Solutions 

This office assists with technical questions related to online learning technologies, such as Canvas, Respondus, and Yuja. Visit their website for more information. 

Denise Traughber
Academic Applications Coordinator
Academic Applications Solutions
300 North Applied Science Building

Office of the Provost 

 Responsible for the administration of online learning including development and revision stipends, scheduling, and course payment policies. Visit their website. 

Camela Ramey
Academic Budget Coordinator
Office of the Provost
333 Wells Hall

Center for Adult and Regional Education

Point of contact for all student inquiries regarding online learning and distribution of pre-course information on This office oversees the online learning website,, social media outlets, and maintains the listing of online degree programs for the university.

Lisa Schmidt
Coordinator of Adult Student Programs
Center for Adult and Regional Education
311 Lowry Center