Director of Distance Education
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Enrollment Management
Professor – Department of Advertising
Mike Weigold is director of distance education and associate dean for Undergraduate Affairs at the University of Florida. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and research and is author of two textbooks adopted in advertising courses around the world. He is passionate about the power of education to transform lives.
Associate Director of Distance Learning
Vonne Smith is the associate director of distance education. She focuses on coaching professors, course development, and overall administration of all of the distant programs. She has over 10 years of instructional experience for computer applications from Microsoft Office to the Adobe Suite. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Instructor certifications.
Audience Analytics Program Director
Dr. Coffey’s research centers on media management and economics, and audience valuation and non-English language audiences in the United States in particular. She has examined linguistic market segmentation and Hispanic television audiences, as well as the legal and economic questions of market definition.
Global Strategic Communication Program Director
Robert Grupp is director of the master of arts in mass communications graduate program in global strategic communication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. He teaches the capstone course in the program and serves on the program’s Advisory Council.
Social Media and Web Design Program Director
Andrew Selepak, Ph.D., is the program director for the social media online master’s degree specialization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in American History, a MA from George Mason University in Communications, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in mass communications. His has conducted research on media effects, political communication, and online and social media.
Director of Marketing and Engagement
Lisa graduated from the College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism specializing in online media, and a MAMC in social media in 2014. She leads marketing efforts for the College’s distance programs, focusing on lead generation, brand building, and social media. She edits the programs’ blogs, and designs, develops and maintains the programs’ websites.
Distance Graduate Advisor
Tiffany is a double Gator, having received both a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in mass communications in web design and online communications from the University of Florida. With over nine years in the academic and nonprofit sectors, Tiffany uses her extensive experience with digital development, event management, customer service, and strategic communications to provide the best possible support to staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the distance learning program.