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Meet our Staff

Here are the faces who help design, coordinate and implement Drake University’s online and continuing education programs.

Christina Trombley, Ph.D.

Christina Trombley, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Online Programming, Drake Online and Continuing Education

Christina leads Drake University’s Online and Continuing Education, building online programming and new professional development opportunities for the Des Moines area metro and beyond. Through strong collaboration, Drake’s Online and Continuing Education can develop strong opportunities to better serve the 21st-century student.  Christina's Full Bio

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Kara Wendelin Carnahan

Kara Wendelin Carnahan

Director, Online Student Services

Kara leads our online student support services, advising our online students to help them be successful in their educational journeys. She works with students at every point – from orientation to graduation, ensuring students have a strong mentor at Drake University.

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Sarah Ramsey

Sarah Ramsey

Director, Business Professionals Programs

Sarah leads our signature Leading Others program, which builds executives’ leadership capacity and readiness. She also works with organizations and businesses to provide customized professional development programs and oversees additional training opportunities.  Sarah's Full Bio

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Shannon Hilscher

Shannon Hilscher

Instructional Designer

The instructional design team works with faculty to support new online courses development. Throughout the process, the instructional designers provide expertise and insight on the effectiveness of online learning resources.  Shannon's Full Bio

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Nichole Stabile

Nichole Stabile

Instructional Designer

The instructional design team works with faculty to support new online courses development. Throughout the process, the instructional designers provide expertise and insight on the effectiveness of online learning resources.  Stabile Extended Bio

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Danielle Edwards

Danielle Edwards

Instructional Technology Specialist

Danielle works closely with instructional designers, faculty, and adjunct instructors to develop, implement, and maintain high-quality technology integration for online courses. She provides technical, creative, and visual design support.  Danielle's Full Bio

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William Klein

William Klein

Instructional Technology Specialist

Bill works closely with instructional designers, faculty, and adjunct instructors to develop, implement, and maintain high-quality technology integration for online courses. He provides technical, creative, and visual design support. Bill's Full Bio

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Bret Sikkink

Bret Sikkink

Instructional Technology Specialist

Bret works closely with instructional designers, faculty, and adjunct instructors to develop, implement, and maintain high-quality technology integration for online courses. He provides technical, creative, and visual design support.  Bret's Full Bio

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Suzanne Wisslead

Suzanne Wisslead

CRM Specialist

As CRM Specialist, Suzanne manages DOCE’s use of Drake’s admission CRM (Slate) for online program applications, including – but not limited to – data imports, reporting, and communications. As a member of Drake’s Slate Graduate User Group, she also serves as a resource for graduate Slate users across campus.  Suzanne's Full Bio

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Nicki Kimm

Nicki Kimm

Administrative Assistant & Budget Manager

Nicki provides administrative support to the executive director and the office. She organizes and maintains the department budget while ensuring team members have what they need to effectively serve the campus and our online and continuing education students.  Nicki's Full Bio.

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