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Northwest Missouri State University

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Contact Us

If you have questions for the Learning & Teaching Center (LTC), or would like to schedule an appointment, call x-1532. The LTC office is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and is located on the second floor of the 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

Full-Time 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:
image Shandy Beck, Multimedia and Instruction Design Specialist, holds a master of business administration, and a bachelor of science in accounting, both from Northwest Missouri State University. Email:
image Mike Grudzinski, Distance Learning Manager, 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:
image Kris Mavity, Faculty Technology Support Assistant/Secretary, holds a bachelor of science in interactive digital media - visual imaging concentration from Northwest Missouri State University. Email:
image Teri Tobin, Textbook Services Manager, holds two degrees from Northwest Missouri State University; a bachelor of science in personnel management and a bachelor of science in office administration. Email:

Student Employees

Monish Verma

Monish Verma
Graduate Assistant

Sai Kiran Tallapaneni Sai Kiran Tallapaneni
Graduate Assistant
Courtney Leinen Courtney Leinen
Graphic Designer
Jingwen Zhang Jingwen Zhang
Graphic Designer
Christian Falcone Christian Falcone
Graphic Design/
Ally Church Ally Church
Office Assistant Editor
Jessica Kelley Jessica Kelley
Office Assistant Editor
Sanket Selokar Sanket Selokar
Office Assistant Editor
Keautishay young Keautishay Young
Social Media/
Programming Intern
Hunter Hawthorne Hunter Hawthorne
Systems Programmer
Matthew Wholey Matthew Wholey
Systems Programmer
Sandip Subedi Sandip Subedi
Systems Programmer

Other Contacts

Northwest Online Helpdesk

Hours: 24/7/365
Phone: 844-889-5674
Canvas Live Chat

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