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UNF Online

About UNF Online

Our Mission

UNF Online is an Academic Affairs unit that provides leadership for the development and delivery of high-quality online learning experiences that meet the needs of learners and that extend access to degree programs in areas of strategic emphasis.

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What We Do

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Online Program

Provide support and guidance for departments developing or managing fully online degree programs.

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Online Student

Provide admission and retention support in the form of enrollment management including marketing and recruiting of prospective students for online degree programs and the development and coordination of student services for online learners.
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Compliance and Stewardship

Develop and disseminate policies for distance learning, serve as the administrative unit for self-supporting college credit programs, coordinate State Authorization of distance education, and administer the distance learning fee.
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Facilitation of Best Practices

Provide data and analysis for online learning efforts and support online course design quality review, reporting, and assessment.

Who We Are

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Deb Miller
Assistant Vice-President for Digital Learning and Innovation
(904) 620-1416

Dr. Miller provides leadership for digital learning policy, practice, and strategy. She supervises the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT) and UNF Online, and is a part-time instructor in the College of Education and Human Services. Deb also works with campus stakeholders to investigate new digital learning technologies and facilitate the adoption of appropriate tools. Deb earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from UNF and is an OLC certified Online Instructor. Her dissertation research focused on the influence of institutional and individual factors in faculty decisions to teach online.

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Erica Anga
Associate Director,
Online Enrollment
(904) 620-1306

Erica joined UNF Online in 2020 to help promote online enrollment growth and support student success. She has more than ten years of higher education experience working specifically with transfer, non-traditional, and online students. Erica earned a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and doodle.

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Kevin Hulen
Assistant Director,
Quality and Assessment

Kevin joined UNF in 2012 and is currently responsible for driving initiatives that enhance the quality of online courses and ensure affordability of textbooks. In addition to managing UNF's online course design quality review process, he also implements quality standards for continuous improvement of online programs. Kevin holds graduate degrees in Biology (M.S.) and Education (M.Ed) and enjoys teaching undergraduate online biology courses, where he shares his passion for online learning. Outside of work, he spends time with his family, enjoys exploring nature, and loves surfing.

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Michael Morris
Assistant Director of Operations
(904) 620-5391

Michael came to UNF as an undergraduate student and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2015. Upon graduation, he began his professional career at UNF in the College of Education and Human Services before joining UNF Online in 2019. In his current position, he manages departmental policies and procedures while acting as a liaison for university accreditation in addition to supervising departmental fiscal matters. Michael enjoys playing golf, brewing and sampling beer, and spending time with family.

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Michele Verkerk
Coordinator of Budgets
(904) 620-4027

Michele started at UNF in the College of Education and Human Services in 2014 in an administrative support position. Her role in providing support to faculty, staff and students grew, and she transitioned into the Dean’s Office. In 2023 Michele brought her vast institutional knowledge to UNF Online in the role of Budget Coordinator. In her free time, she can be found walking on the beach, reading a book, or experimenting with new recipes.

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Tina Stanton
Office Assistant
(904) 620-5174

Tina is a proud UNF alumna, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2014. Prior to joining UNF Online, she worked at UPS while continuing her education. Tina performs a variety of administrative duties at UNF Online and enjoys learning about new educational technology. She is a Jacksonville native who has raised two children and currently has four grandchildren. Always seeking to enhance her personal experiences and relationships, Tina loves spending time with family, traveling, and blogging about her adventures.

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Brittani Dalton
Student Success Coach
Team Lead
(904) 620-5112

Brittani joined UNF Online in 2023 after serving as an academic advisor in UNF’s College of Arts and Sciences since 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from East Carolina University and her Master of Science in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Brittani's education and career have focused on supporting the success and happiness of adult and non-traditional students. Brittani enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her closest friends and family.

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Daniella Dipasquale
Student Success Coach
(904) 620-2635

Daniella joined UNF Online in 2023 as a Student Success Coach. She is a UNF alumna, earning her Bachelor of Arts in English. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Stetson University. She has worked with THRIVE students and students with disabilities as a tutor. In her free time, Daniella enjoys reading, creative writing and has self-published a poetry chapbook. Daniella enjoys spending time caring for her cats as well as spending time with her family and friends.

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Sarah Schechter
Student Success Coach
(904) 620-2634 

Sarah joined UNF Online in 2024 as a Student Success Coach. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Florida Gulf Coast University and her Master of Business Administration at Johnson & Wales University. She is pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration degree at Jacksonville University, with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Sarah's professional experience includes leading a customer service team and working as a graduate assistant at JU, supporting students in achieving academic excellence. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and playing board games.

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Rachel D’Amico
Online Recruitment
(904) 620-4785

Rachel has worked at UNF since 2007, specializing in career counseling and employer relations. She joined UNF Online in 2022 to cultivate strong partnerships with community organizations and recruit online Ospreys. An alumna of the University of North Florida, Rachel earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She enjoys exploring new restaurants with her husband, collecting vinyl records, and being outdoors with her family.

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Mandy Lesseig
Coordinator of Online
Student Services

(904) 620-3577

Mandy joined UNF Online in 2023 to aid in the development of student services specifically to support online learners and the UNF online community. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the College of Coastal Georgia, where she returned after graduation to serve in various positions across Enrollment Management and International Student Services. Her previous work focused on creating pathways of success for nontraditional student types through enrollment and increasing access to education for first-generation students. Mandy enjoys sunrise walks at the beach, spending time with her family, and exploring local nature trails.

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Shelby Scanlon
Media Developer
(904) 620-4295

Shelby started at UNF in the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) in 2019, providing web and communication support, before transitioning to the Media Developer role at UNF Online in 2024. Shelby is a Jacksonville native who studied emerging media at Ithaca College and is a recent UNF alumna, earning her Master of Science in communication management in 2023. When Shelby isn’t optimizing UNF Online’s brand, she likes spending time with her family, traveling to different US National Parks, and scuba diving in the clear waters of the Florida Keys.

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Sherry Hays
Online Operations
(904) 620-4217

Sherry has worked in higher education for more than 18 years. Before joining UNF Online in 2019, she worked in various roles in public relations and enrollment services. Sherry oversees the CRM's daily operation and optimization, along with its associated communication and reporting platforms. She recently earned her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration degree from UNF. Sherry enjoys reading classical literature and spending time with her grandbabies.