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If you have questions for the Learning & Teaching Center (LTC), or would like to schedule an appointment, call 660.562.1532. The LTC office is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and is located in B. D. Owens Library, room 246.

Phone Number
Office:  660.562.1532
Hours:  Monday-Friday 8-5


Mailing Address
Learning & Teaching Center
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive, OL 246
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

LTC Staff

Dr. Darla Runyon, Director of the Learning & Teaching Center, holds a Ph.D. in instruction and learning technologies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a masters of education degree from Colorado State University, and a bachelor of science in education degree from Northwest Missouri State University. Email:

Dr. Gail Cullen, Assistant Director of the Learning & Teaching Center and Instructional Designer, holds a Doctorate in higher education teaching and learning from Colorado Technical University, a masters of organizational management degree from the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque, a post-master certificate in management from Walden University, and a bachelor of communications degree from Western Illinois University. Email: 

Mike Grudzinski, Video and Web Conferencing Specialist, holds a master of science in higher education leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, a master of arts in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor of journalism in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Email:

Yu (Gary) Zhao, Computer Software and Programmer Specialist, holds a master of science in computer science and information systems from Northwest Missouri State University, an MBA in MIS from Nanjing University, and a bachelor of engineering from Southeast University.  Email:

Scott Yocom, previously managed the Bearcat Bookstore on campus for Barnes & Noble College for 19 years.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from Missouri Western. Email:

Jill Kain, Faculty Technology Support Assistant/Secretary, holds a bachelor of science in biological science degree. Email: 

Other Contacts

Northwest Online Helpdesk

Hours: 24/7/365
Phone: 1.833.879.0858
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Northwest Missouri State University Helpdesk
For general questions on campus computer, software, and networking

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-9:00; Friday 8-5
Phone: 660.562.1634