Extended Campus Staff Team

photo of Dr. Tonya AmankwatiaDr. Tonya Amankwatia
Assistant Vice Provost, Distance Education & Extended Learning

Recognized as a distance education and continuing education leader, Dr. Tonya B. Amankwatia is an online federal compliance reviewer and contributor to various international conferences and publications. She’s the co-editor of a book in the Brill series Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management and serves on Springer's TechTrends and Journal of Computing in Higher Education editorial review boards. She is a foundation board member for the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, and directs its NATO Allied Command Transformation accord. She also serves on University Professional and Continuing Education Association's Board of Directors and teaches one of its leadership professional development courses. In Spring 2022, she completed her term as founding Vice Chair of the University of North Carolina System’s Online Leadership Collaborative. Dr. Amankwatia has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for 18 years and has earned the rank of associate professor.

Dr. Amankwatia earned an associate’s degree in mass communication from St. Petersburg Junior College in Clearwater, Florida; a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida in Tampa; a master's degree in Christian education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a doctorate in learning sciences and technology from Lehigh University.

A collaborative leader with a demonstrated record of creating mission-aligned partnerships and accessible educational programs, Dr. Amankwatia is “energized by opportunities to collaborate and engage others in imaginative, thoughtful capacity building to meet the needs of diverse learners and the community.”


Staff Directory

Dr. Gwendolyn Godard 
Associate Director, Distance Education

Karen Jackson
Admissions and Retention Specialist, Extended Campus

Audrey Ling
Business Officer, Summer Sessions

Teresa McRae
STEAM Program Manager, Extended Campus

Toni McRae
Office Manager, Extended Campus

Student Services Coordinator, Distance Education

Pat White
Director, Continuing Education and Summer Sessions