Texas Tech University

eLearning Staff

Melanie Hart, PhD

Melanie Hart, Ph.D.

Vice Provost
Melanie Hart holds the title of vice provost for eLearning & Academic Partnerships. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the regional teaching sites and the Center at Junction, online program compliance and quality, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), continuing education, Academic Partnerships, and Texas Tech University K-12 (TTU K-12). More »

Justin Louder

Justin R. Louder, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Provost & Interim Superintendent
Justin R. Louder, Ed.D., is Associate Vice Provost for Texas Tech University eLearning & Academic Partnerships.
Dr. Louder previously served as the institution's Assistant Vice Provost for eLearning, where he was the director of the Office of Online Compliance & Regulation. More »

Clay Taylor

Clay Taylor, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Provost
Clay Taylor, Ed.D. serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Texas Tech eLearning & Academic Partnerships. In this role, he has direct oversight and responsibilities for the Office of Continuing & Professional Education, the Office of Academic Agreements, TTU OnRamps, and the eLearning institutional effectiveness & compliance unit. More »

Regional Sites Staff


El Paso

Robert Alexander González, AIA, Ph.D., Director

Highland Lakes

Celia Merrill, Ph.D., Director

Anne Arnecke, Advisor

Angelika Firlej, PC Network and Classroom Support

Michele Hicks, TechTeach Advisor

Lance Pickle, Admissions Counselor

Christopher Whitmore, Supervisor

Jonathan Young, IT Support Technician III


Celia Merrill, Ph.D., Director

Anne Arnecke, Advisor

Alice Boyd, OLLI Administrative Assistant

Edward Hellman, Ph.D., Professor of Viticulture and Enology

Michele Hicks, TechTeach Advisor

Larry Huston, IT Support Technician III

Lynn Meeks, PC Network and Classroom Support

Lance Pickle, Admissions Counselor

Christopher Whitmore, Supervisor


Robert Stubblefield, Director of Operations

Thomas L. Arsuffi, PhD, Director, Field Research Station

Karen Lopez, Advisor

Derrick Ard, IT Support Technician III

Peni Green, Teacher, Outdoor School

Susan Hawkins, Temporary Worker (Retiree)

Kelly Scioneaux, Supervisor, Dining Services

Carla J. Massie, Food Service Leader

Kathy Light, Food Service Worker I

Stephanie Thorp, Temporary Worker

Maria Dempsey, Senior Lead Custodian

Esmeralda Valenzuela, Custodian

Inocencia Gutierrez, Custodian

Julia Martinez, Temporary Worker (Retiree)

Mike Bailey, Foreman, Maintenance

Clay Ames, Grounds Maintenance Leader

Salvador Martinez, Tradesman Leader