Our Team

Our Distance Education team includes a six-member faculty committee with a coordinator.  The Distance Education Committee includes:  Stephen Baenziger, Bill Kreuser, David Lambe, Don Lee, Walter Schacht and Leah Sandall (Coordinator).  The program is supported by dedicated staff focused on quality service and online education delivery.

Our staff include Wendy Morrissey, event & online registration coordinator; Diane Nolan, information technology associate; Sarah Spier, teaching assistant; Kathy Schindler, administrative associate; and Carol Speth, assessment coordinator.  For initial inquiries, contact Kathy Schindler, kschindler1@unl.edu, 402-472-1730.

Stephen Baenziger

STEPHEN BAENZIGER

Professor, Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, Small Grains

Plant Breeding & Genetics (2015 National Association of Plant Breeders' Lifetime Achievement Award)

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BILL KREUSER

BILL KREUSER

Assistant Professor, Extension Turfgrass Specialist, turfgrass soil, water & nutrient management (ASA Excellence in Extension Materials Award in Website & Social Media Category for TurfiNfo and UNL Teaching Council & UNL Parents Association Contribution to Students Award Winner 1st time in 2016)

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DAVID LAMBE

DAVID LAMBE

Associate Professor of Practice (entrepreneurship in agriculture; marketing; business plan development (UNL Dinsdale Family Faculty Award; UNL Teaching Council & UNL Parents Association Contribution to Students Award Winner 8 times)

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DON LEE

DON LEE

Professor and Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular Physiologics, (UNL Teaching Council & UNL Parents Association Contribution to Students Award Winner 24 times) Contact Information
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LEAH SANDALL
Distance Education Coordinator (Plant Science, Biotechnology)
(2017 winner of the Holling Family Jr. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award)
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lsandall5@unl.edu

WALTER SCHACHT

WALTER SCHACHT

Professor, Grassland Ecology; Mob Grazing Research (UNL Teaching Council & UNL Parents Association Contribution to Students Award Winner 1st time 2016)
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CAROL SPETH

Educational Assessment Specialist

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cspeth2@unl.edu

Grace Troupe

GRACE TROUPE

Instructor

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gtroupe2@unl.edu

ROBERT VAVALA

ROBERT VAVALA

Instructor and Instructional Designer

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rvavala@huskers.unl.edu