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Welcome to IU South Bend Center for Distance Education

CONGRATULATIONS to our 20 newly-funded Distance Education Faculty Course Developers!!

1) Michelle Bakerson 

  Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

2) Elizabeth Bennion

  Political Science

3) Kathy Doerscher

  Dental Education

4) Kevin Gillen

  Communication Studies

5) Marsha Heck

  Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

6) Diane Lemanski

  Dental Education

7) Jeff Luppes

  German / World Language Studies

8) Matt Marmorino

  Chemistry and Biochemistry

9) Jennifer Muniz


10) Tom Murphy  


11) Murli Nair

  Biological Sciences and Computer Science/Informatics

12) Shawn Nichols-Boyle  


13) Micheline Nilsen

  History/Art History

14) Rick Seniff

  Criminal Justice

15) Hope Smith Davis

  Secondary Education and Foundations of Education

16) Harry Vasilopoulus 


17) Dennis Wolf

  Mathematical Sciences

18) Haiyan Yin 

  Finance and International Business

19) Liguo Yu

  Computer Science

20) Lisa Zwicker

  History; Women and Gender Studies

Our Fall 2015 Distance Education Funded Faculty Course Developers include:

Haiyan Yin, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, International Business

Carmen Dielman, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Sandy Peek, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Kristyn Quimby, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education

Edwin Joseph, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sustainability Studies
Richard Seniff, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice
Qiang Xu, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice

Ni Chang, School of Education, Elementary Education
Julia Gressick, School of Education, Instructional Technology
Terry Shepherd, School of Education, Special Education

We have 164 Online and Hybrid/Blended Funded Courses

The Teaching with Technology Fair & SEED (Software and Equipment for Engagement and Discovery) Grant Call for Proposals was Friday, March 6th and featured three presentations.  

  • Jorge Muniz speaking about his use of the Apple TV and iPad Air in the classroom
  • Henry Scott discussing how he uses the Sony a6000 digital video/still camera & Zoom H1 external audio recorder to bring the wonders of our national parks to his students, and
  • Gary Browning brings samples of IU's wearable technology and demonstrates a few of the features. 

You can view these presentations at our SEED Grant page

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: We are currently not yet scheduling proctored exams for the School of Education Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).  Please visit this page again for updates.

Students interested in taking placement exams for Math, English and World Languages, please go to  For more information, please contact the Gateway Information Center at or call (574) 520-4135 or email  

Online Education Brings IU South Bend to You

Want to earn college credit toward a university degree but don’t have the time to attend classes on-campus? IU South Bend’s online education program was designed with you in mind. You can take courses online wherever you have a good Internet connection with your computer – at home, coffee shop, etc.  Many of the courses needed to complete your undergraduate or graduate degree are available.

Courses Taught by IU South Bend Professors

As a student taking either a fully online or hybrid/blended (combination of online and on-campus classes) course, you get the same high quality education with courses designed and taught by the same professors who teach in our classrooms. You study at your own pace and convenience while meeting submission deadlines for your course requirements (such as assignments, projects, and exams) each semester.  It’s an ideal situation for:

  • Students who want an online course in addition to their campus-based classes
  • Students with family and/or job responsibilities
  • Adults returning to college
  • High school students who want to take college courses
More Information
  • For a current listing of our online courses, visit our "Online Courses".
  • For our current online degree programs, visit our "Online Degrees".
  • If you are a current or prospective student, visit our "For Students".
  • If you are a faculty, staff, or administrator, visit our "For Faculty".

You can also find these hyperlinks on the left-side gray column above. 

Thank you for visiting the IU South Bend Center for Distance Education (CDE) website. For inquiries, suggestions and comments, please contact any of the CDE staff listed in the "Contact Us" or email

Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop
Center for Distance Education

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