Smarthinking’s entire staff is committed to developing and delivering high-quality academic support programs with state-of-the-art technology.
Senior Vice-President and Chief Education Officer
Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Chuck Kleiner, Ed.D.
Smarthinking’s Education Team members are seasoned educators with years of experience in online education. The team is dedicated to student success by hiring, training, and managing the best tutors available. Many Education Team members are also authors, please visit Published Works for details.
Vice President, Education Operations
Kirk Benningfield, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Writing and Humanities
Allyson Fetterhoff Tearnan, Ph.D.
Director, Writing and Humanities
Amy Stuber, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Writing and Humanities
Michael Wilson, M.A.
Director, Mathematics and Science
Linda Bush, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator, Health Professions and Nursing
Denise Woodson, M.A., MT (ASCP) SC
Associate Academic Coordinator, Spanish
Kendra Douglas, Ph.D.
Associate Academic Coordinator, Accounting and Finance
Brenda Douglas, M.B.A.
Associate Academic Coordinator, Economics
Randy Russell, Ph.D.
Administrative Coordinator, Writing
New Program Development Manager
Krissa Swain, M.A.
Quality Manager, Writing and Humanities
Rebecca Renaud, M.A.
Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Vice President, Sales Operations
Sheila Noon, Ph.D.