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You may contact any of the individuals below to find out more about Online Education/Distance Education at IU South Bend and IU-wide.

You may also contact our Elkhart Center (Off-Campus Affairs) staff to find out more about Elkhart Center

Marianne Castano Bishop
Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop
Founding Director, Center for Online Education
(formerly, Center for Distance Education)
Director, Off-Campus Affairs
Associate Faculty
Northside 233
Phone: (574) 520-4543

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Ed.D., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University
  • M.Ed., Human Development and Psychology, Technology in Education, Harvard University
  • Ed.M., Educational Foundations, Boston College
  • M.S., Counseling and Human Services, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University South Bend
  • Certificate in Distance Education, Systems Planning and Management, Indiana Univ. Bloomington
  • Certificate in Emerging/Engaged Leadership in Online Learning (Online Learning Consortium)
  • Certified Quality Matters APPQMR (Applying QM Rubric)
Jorge Muniz
Dr. Jorge Muniz
Faculty Program Associate for Online Education
Associate Professor of Music - Composition and Theory
Northside 01
Phone: (574) 520-4458

  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Composition, Manhattan School of Music
  • Master of Music - Composition, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Music - Chamber Music, Conservatory of Asturias, Spain
  • Bachelor of Music - Composition, Royal Conservatory of Madrid, Spain
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano, Conservatory of Asturias, Spain
  • Bachelor of Music - Theory, Conservatory of Asturias, Spain