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Our Staff

When you find that you need a little help or a lot of help with an educational or other web project, the staff at Marick Learning Services has the background and expertise to be of assistance. We have a proven track record of working successfully in a team-based approach to projects with administrators, subject matter experts, instructional and graphic designers, content reviewers, project testers, and technical developers.

Marcia Witt

Marcia Witt has an extensive background in automated library systems and services and over twelve years of experience in the areas of web development and online education. She has previously served as a senior producer with Michigan State University's Virtual University Design and Technology team and then as a trainer and distance education specialist for Courtland Consulting, assigned to the State of Michigan's Child Support Enforcement System project. Since 1996, she has contracted services independently through her company wittmarc, providing training and web development for a variety of public and private sector clients.

Rick Bearden

As web coordinator at Ferris State University Rick Bearden has many years of experience finding and developing web based solutions. Many of his projects have involved designing databases to store information and writing code to retrieve, organize, display and edit the information. He has also served as a web developer for several online learning projects hosted by the Maryland State Department of Education. Most recently he has co-authored an Electronic Resource Manager using MySQL and PHP which was presented at the 2010 Computers in Libraries conference in Washington, D.C.

Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is the Educational Technologies Librarian at Ferris State University and works part-time as a programmer for Marick Learning Services. She got her MLS from Indiana University in 2008 and has been creating tutorials, coding library web applications, and teaching library instruction sessions ever since. Most recently she has co-authored a library tutorial content manager using MySQL and PHP which was presented at the 2011 Computers in Libraries conference in Washington, D.C.