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Kathleen Coleman

Instructional Designer

She completed her undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Leadership from Robert Morris University. Kathleen is the choir director at her church and enjoys volunteer work. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and bike riding. Kathleen is married to David and they have two sons.

What do you do?

I see my key role and responsibility is to be an asset, to make lives easier partnering with faculty, administrators and staff to develop and coordinate online training. We also conduct training for faculty and staff related to the use of instructional technologies. 

How has Waynesburg’s mission of faith, learning and serving helped guide you through your life? 

Waynesburg’s mission is exactly how I try to live my life. My faith in God is at the forefront of my life. Mark 10:45 states, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” I strongly believe in mission work; one of my greatest passions is working with Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter in downtown Pittsburgh. I have been a volunteer there for almost 20 years and served three terms on the board. I believe it is our responsibility to try and help others. I personally find it a blessing to be a blessing to others. 

What is one thing that the pandemic has taught you about yourself?

When the pandemic initially hit, I had to make major adjustments, being unemployed with so much time on my hands. I had to increase my patience, my self-fortitude and take time to improve myself and teach myself new skills.   

What have you strived to keep consistent as many things are changing?

My daily prayer routine and my relationship with God. I pray consistently and do not feel right unless I begin and end my day in prayer. 

What steps do you take to prioritize wellness in your life?

My self-care routine consists of eating healthy meals (I try). We’ve recently bought an air fryer as an added attempt. I also enjoy biking, hiking and taking walks for my daily exercise. 

What was your quarantine hobby?

Quarantine brought me back to an old hobby. We pulled out the bikes! Since May I have been riding regularly with my family and friends. I even participated in a Bike Marathon sponsored by Bike Pittsburgh this year. It was a lot of fun; my friend and I rode 25 miles through different sections of Pittsburgh. I have lived here all my life and didn’t know some of these neighborhoods existed!  

What is the first place you will visit when travel restrictions are lifted?

I hope Aruba in May! I was scheduled for my biannual girls’ trip there last May, but of course it was cancelled. I was really looking forward to it; we were going to a music festival.  

Supporting student and faculty success

A regional leader in online learning for graduate and professional students, Waynesburg University is well-versed in providing excellence in online programming, by preparing undergraduate and graduate students to learn and grow, and supporting resources for faculty and staff to help facilitate that growth.