UNC Online Leadership Collaboration Charter

Name of Group:

Online Leadership Collaboration


This group is made up of the distance education and online learning leaders across all institutions of the UNC System.


To share knowledge and collaborate on initiatives that serve online and distance learners


To offer mutual support, share ideas and faculty development techniques, and provide continued education and advocacy for online learning offices in the UNC System


Communication, Collaboration, and Advocacy

Strategic Areas:

The UNC Online Leadership Collaboration is currently working on an action plan to address common online learning issues and needs across institutions in these five strategic areas:

  • Faculty support
  • Student success
  • Organizational development
  • Policy and accreditation
  • Technology development and application


The UNC Online Leadership Collaboration meets on a monthly basis for 1 hour. In addition, the following activities and resources are part of the group:

  • Action Plan: A working document with objectives, deliverables, dates, and action items to improve and advocate for online learning and distance education across institutions in the system.
  • Subject Matter Expert Directory: A list of the areas of expertise for each member of the group
  • Professional Development Assessment: Working document with online learning and distance education professional development needs across institutions
  • Digital Repository: A platform for the exchange of documents, templates, and other resources related to online learning and distance education

Leadership (1-year appointments. Elections due at the end of each calendar year):


Dr. Jeremiah E. Shipp, Winston-Salem State University


Dr. Racheal Brooks, North Carolina Central University

Communications Officer

Dr. Claudette Fuller, Fayetteville State University

Communications Officer

Dr. Shuntá Hailey Gregory, Fayetteville State University

Membership Directory

Appalachian State UniversityEmory MaidenInterim Director of Academic TechnologiesMaidenev3@appstate.edu828-262-7978
Appalachian State UniversityAdryona NelsonDirector of Compliance and Program Operationsnelsonam1@appstate.edu828-262-7559
East Carolina UniversityJennifer BaysdenAssociate Director for Credit Programs (AOCDE)baysdenj@ecu.edu252-328-9194
East Carolina UniversityDr. Bobbi Jo CarterExecutive Director for the Office of Online Learning, Academic Outreach, and Academic Innovationcarterbo22@ecu.edu
East Carolina UniversityDr. Wendy CreaseyDirector, Digital Learning & Emerging Technology Initiativescreaseyw@ecu.edu 
Elizabeth City State UniversityDr. Trina Gregory University Program Specialist tlgregory3@ecsu.edu252-335-3112
Fayetteville State UniversityDr. Bonnie GroheAssociate Professor & Director of Faculty Development and Online Educationbgrohe@uncfsu.edu910-672-1193
Fayetteville State UniversityDr. Claudette Fuller, Communications OfficerInstructional DesignerCfuller@uncfsu.edu 
Fayetteville State UniversityDr. Shuntá Hailey Gregory, Communications OfficerAssistant Director of Faculty Development and Online Educationshailey1@uncfsu.edu 
North Carolina A&T State UniversityDr. Tonya AmankwatiaAssistant Vice Provost, Distance Ed and Extended Learningtbamankwatia@ncat.edu336-285-2709
North Carolina Central UniversityDr. Kimberly McGheeAssociate Vice Chancellor for Extended Studies and Student Support kpmcghee@nccu.edu919-530-5069
North Carolina Central UniversityDr. Racheal Brooks, Vice ChairDirector, Office of e-LearningRmbrooks@nccu.edu919-530-6677
North Carolina Central UniversityPaulette Morrison-DannerDirector, Division of Extended StudiesPscotton@nccu.edu919-530-7442
NC State UniversityDr. Donna PetherbridgeAssociate Vice Provost, Academic Technology Innovation (DELTA)pether@ncsu.edu919-513-3737
NC State UniversityDr. Tim PettyAssociate Vice Provost, Online and Distance Education (DELTA)itpetty@ncsu.edu919-515-2393
North Carolina School of Science and MathematicsJoyce VentimigliaEducational Consultant/Project ManagerVentimiglia@ncssm.edu919-416-637
UNC AshevilleDr. Angel KaurAssistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UNC Asheville Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow, UNC System DLI DEOC Associate Faculty Fellowakaur@unca.edu828-232-5154
UNC-Chapel HillDr. Todd NicoletVice Provost for Digital and Lifelong Learningtodd_nicolet@unc.edu  
UNC CharlotteAsher HainesAssociate Provost, School of Professional Studiesasher.haines@uncc.edu704-687-8693
UNC GreensboroChris DunstDirector, Instructional and Media Design, UTLCcbdunst@uncg.edu336-315-7762
UNC PembrokeTerry B. LocklearInterim Director of Online Learningterry.locklear@uncp.edu910-775-4074
UNC WilmingtonAmy Ostrom Director, Distance Education and E-Learningostroma@uncw.edu910-962-3929
UNC WilmingtonDr. Jeremy DickersonAssistant Provost, Office of Distance Education & eLearningDickersonj@uncw.edu910-962-2368
Western Carolina UniversityDr. Jonathan WadeSenior Educational Technologist, Academic Engagement and IT Governancejdwade@wcu.edu828-227-3309
Western Carolina UniversityDr. Eli-Collins BrownDirector of the Coulter Faculty Commonsecollinsbrown@wcu.edu828-227-2093
Western Carolina UniversityDr. Carolyn CallaghanExecutive Director of Educational Outreachccallaghan@wcu.edu 
Western Carolina UniversityTony MillerAssociate Director, Distance Learningagmiller@wcu.edu 
Winston-Salem State UniversityDr. Wanda WhiteDirector of Teaching and Learning, Center for Innovative and Transformative Instructionwhitewd@wssu.edu 
Winston-Salem State UniversityDr. Jeremiah E. Shipp, ChairSenior Faculty Development Specialist, Center for Innovative and Transformative InstructionShippje@wssu.edu 336-750-8719
Updated August 2022