About Us

LearnAU assists with managing a positive instructional experience for the faculty and students of fully online classes, hybrid courses, and web enhanced face-to-face courses. Our team comprises specially trained Instructional Design and Development partners.

The Instructional Design group uses their knowledge of pedagogy and best practices to train, create, deliver, and administer online learning. Our Training Partners and Media Specialist Partners ensure that you have the tools you need to capture content and keep your skills up to date on a wide variety of software and technology.   Our LMS System Administrator assists with all things Bb Learn and with the integration of course tools and publisher materials into our LMS. LearnAU helps Ashland University to leverage and engineer a complete learning experience that allows for a seamless educational transition from a physical to online presence.

We are located in the Patterson building on the beautiful Ashland University campus- feel free to stop on by, eat our candy, and prepare to chat! We're big fans of social media– after all, sharing is caring. 

#Learn AU Team

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Donald Tharp, Ph.D. Donald Tharp, Ph.D.
Executive Director
317, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.207.6928
dtharp2@ashland.edu
Brandy Schaad Brandy Schaad



This is Brandy. She is the ultra organized one of the bunch, and she has to be in order to keep all of her kids’ athletic schedules straight. As our director, she’s on the front lines making sure the team is effectively attending to the needs of our faculty.

Angela Titherage Angela Titherage
Instructional Designer


This is Angela. She is one of our Instructional Design partners.. When you're looking for assistance on with your online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses, give her a call!

Carl Nestor Carl Nestor
Instructional Designer


This is Carl. He is an instructional designer and will be happy to help you design, develop and enhance your courses. 

Donna Lannerd Donna Lannerd
Instructional Designer
305, Patterson Instructional Technology Center

dlannerd@ashland.edu
Instructional Designer.

Chris Stormer Chris Stormer
LMS Administrator
304, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.207.5782
cstormer@ashland.edu
This is Chris. He's the man behind the curtain making sure everything is running smoothly! He assists with all things Bb Learn and with the integration of course tools and publisher materials into our LMS.