Meet Team UMOnline

Mission

UMOnline at the University of Montana promotes and supports excellence and innovation in online teaching and learning at the University of Montana by supporting the creation of quality online, blended and web-enhanced learning opportunities for students. Our high-quality programs and courses meet the needs of learners in the global century. Whether our students wish to earn a degree or certificate with UM's outstanding faculty and students, or just allow greater flexibility in scheduled options, many futures begin with UMOnline. 

In addition to serving our students and providing phenomenal online and distance education for all, UMOnline strives to support faculty and staff in a variety of ways including; course design, data and market research, marketing, accessibility tools and content testing, program launch support, Moodle LMS resources and support, regulatory compliance and more.

Associate Vice Provost

Julie Wolter

Julie Wolter

Associate Vice Provost for Innovation / Professor

Leadership Team

Nancy Clouse

Nancy Clouse

Director of Instructional Design

Tricia Hatfield

Tricia Hatfield

Director of Finance and Personnel

Eric Vorkoeper

Eric Vorkoeper

Director of Distance Education

Instructional and Media Design Team

Jeanie Castillo

Jeanie Castillo

Instructional Designer

Justine Evans

Justine Evans

Instructional Designer, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shea Gerard

Shea Gerard

Online Support Specialist

Kurtis Hassinger

Kurtis Hassinger

Online Learning Designer

Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis

Instructional Designer

LeRoy Menahan

LeRoy Menahan

Videographer

Sierra Shaw

Sierra Shaw

UX Instructional Designer

Avianna Soto

Avianna Soto

Media Artist

Louey Winkler

Louey Winkler

Instructional Designer

Student and Administrative Support Team

Holly Kulish

Holly Kulish

Outreach & Special Programs Manager

Breanna Niekamp

Breanna Niekamp

Marketing & Analytics Coordinator

Coco Ponce

Coco Ponce

Program Coordinator II

Jeffrey Wimett

Jeffrey Wimett

Data and Finance Coordinator

Learning Management System Team

Michael Gaab

Michael Gaab

LMS Administrator

Brady Schwertfeger

Brady Schwertfeger

LMS Administrator