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.

Contact Us

Should you need more assistance, simply contact the Online Learning Center and we would be glad to assist you.


  • (866) 622-0888



Michael Cottam
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs / Director of Online Learning Center
(314) 246-5972

Academic Administration Team

Kris Spencer
Academic Coordinator
(314) 968-7025

Jessica Hanses
(314) 246-7952

Karen Wakeland
Textbook Representative
(314) 246-8788

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

Online Student Admissions Team

Debbie McWilliams
(314) 246-7646

Michael Taylor
Online Student Admission Counselor
(314) 246-7972

Maggie Hooks
Online Student Admission Counselor
(314) 246-7463

Brittney Stansfield
Online Student Admission Counselor
(314) 246-8601

Online Learning Administration and Student Services Team

Michelle Loyet
(314) 246-7762

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

Derrick Florian
Department Associate
(314) 246-8746

Instructional Design, Training and Support Team

Teri Portman
(314) 246-8244

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

Angela Ruble
Instructional Designer
(314) 246-8615

School of Business & Technology Online Coordinators

James Meadows
Online Faculty Coordinator
(314) 246-7824

Online Learning Center

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


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