Online Campus Advisory Board


The mission of the UA Little Rock Online Campus Advisory Board (OCAB) is to prepare Online Campus students for success, ensure positive learning experiences, and improve recruiting and retention by sharing knowledge and information, refining programs and processes, and promoting innovation and engagement. To this end, the Board specifically works to:

  1. Identify and resolve any issues online programs encounter;
  2. Develop strategies and initiatives to strengthen faculty, staff, and student support and retention;
  3. Produce innovative ideas for online programs that promote engagement and community;
  4. Ensure implementation of approved policies and procedures for appropriate tasks; and
  5. Provide informed recommendations to Board leadership for improving the fully-online learning experience.


The Online Campus Advisory Board includes rotating members from each academic college and standing representatives from the Offices of eLearning and STaR. Academic college members are nominated by Online Campus stakeholders within their respective college.

College of Business, Health, and Human Services

Catherine Crisp, Ph.D.

School of Social Work

Mark Funk, Ph.D.

School of Business

Robert Lytle, Ph.D.

School of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Josuanne Nduku, D.N.P.

School of Nursing

Dechantria Wallace

Center for Student and Career Services

College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

Laura Barrio-Vilar, Ph.D.

Department of English

Tim Edwards, Ph.D.

School of Mass Communication

Bailey Oliver, Ph.D.

Department of Applied Communication

Daryl Tate, Ed.D.

School of Education

Anne Williamson, Ph.D.

School of Public Affairs

Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Bruce Bauer

Department of Information Science

Melissa Hardeman

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Sean Orme

Department of Computer Science

Joshua Spinler, Ph.D.

Department of Earth Sciences

William H. Bowen School of Law

Lindsey Gustafson, J.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

eLearning | Online Campus | Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR)