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M-Th 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Telephone (417) 625-9885
Webster Hall Room 109E
Telephone (877) 837-8527 Ext.3
Webster Hall Room 116
Telephone (417) 625-9577
Telephone (877) 837-8527 Ext.2
Webster Hall Room 117
The Department of Distance Learning has a special goal within Missouri Southern; the service of all students, both on campus and off. By offering quality education through various delivery methods, Distance Learning can service a multitude of students whose educational needs might not fit into the traditional “on campus” setting. By allowing the access and completion of course material at a more convenient time and place, students are more able to combine their individual educational goals with their personal constraints and needs. By offering courses via the Internet, MSSU offers a complete avenue for students to complete their educational journey.
Name: Scott Snell
Position: Director, Distance Learning
Scott, the fearless leader of the Distance Learning team, enjoys working jointly with the MSSU faculty to move forward with conceptualization and implementation of distance learning at MSSU.
Hometown: Scott is from Enid, Oklahoma and enjoys reading sci-fi/fantasy and historical fiction and watching his kids grow up.
Career Highlights: Scott taught 8th grade SpecialEducation for eight years and has also served as the previous Blackboard Administrator here at MSSU.He also teaches UE100 online to MSSU students.
Favorite Quote: “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” --Will Durant
Location: 109 Webster Hall
Contact: (417) 625-9651
Name: Amanda Curtis
Position: LMS Administrator
In coordination with the Department of Information Technology, Amanda manages, our Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard. Amanda's favorite aspect of her position is being able to constantly improve a system used by many educational institutions across the country. The LMS is always evolving to meet the demand of the educational system. Her position provides continual satisfaction because she gets to focus on previously unattainable goals, focus on collaboration and advancements in technology in online education.
Hometown: Amanda is from Webb City and enjoys road trips in her free time.
Career Highlights: Amanda began her career at MSSU while still a full time student. She worked as a Technology Information Specialist with Blackboard. She has also worked as a courtroom clerk/assistant for the City of Joplin.
Favorite Quote: “When all else fails, including looking at the box...follow the instructions." -- unknown
Location: 109 Webster Hall
Contact: (417) 625-9652