Meet Our Staff


Our Learning Center Mission

The Learning Center (TLC) supports the mission of East Central College by providing services to students and faculty which facilitate instruction and learning, strengthen academic outcomes, and increase student retention.

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Erin Anglin

Executive Director, Learning Center & Academic Support

I love learning. I love watching students achieve their goals. I love helping. I love listening. I am nosey. I am a mom, wife, counselor, mentor, friend, enemy, teacher, truth teller, advice giver, lover of music and bad T.V., foul mouth, foodie, traveler, wanderer, nature lover, dog lover, and all around just genuinely me.  My office is always open, and you are welcome to stop by and say hello.

MA Counseling, Missouri Baptist University

BA English Literature and Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Lindsay Riegel

Retention Coordinator

I am so excited to have the job of Retention Coordinator because I have spent my career trying to help students succeed. Be prepared to hear from me throughout the semester if I am your success coach.  I can be persistent and sometimes persnickety, but you will never doubt that I want you to do well! Please stop by BH 189 if you need anything!

When I’m not working, I like to bake, read and watch Dr. Who. I love playing the piano and musical theater. Before I came to ECC, I was a high school English teacher for over a decade. I love helping people with grammar. I am basically a big nerd. My kids keep me busy by asking one million questions a day, so never be shy about asking your questions.  I am also a proud ECC alum!

AA in Liberal Studies, East Central College

BA Secondary Education, Westminster College

MA in American Literature, University of Missouri St. Louis

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Cassidy Litle

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator

I love working with people to achieve their goals. I love it because it brings people together, helps everyone in those collaborative moments grow, and shows us all that we need (and thrive with) support.

As an instructor for over a decade, I’ve brought that collaborative learning perspective to subjects I’m passionate about. I’ve taught courses in Composition, Communication, Literature and Theatre, specifically on Shakespeare, Absurdist drama, and Greek theatre.

I’m also very passionate about family and spend as much time with my wife and two sons as possible. I enjoy powerlifting and running, competing when I can. I brew beer, play guitar, and generally like learning new skills.

MA in English and PBACC in Literature from Western Illinois University.

BA in English and History from Culver-Stockton College.

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Lauran Spier

Retention Specialist

I was a full-time junior high and high school teacher at St. Clair. I’m a master at watching X-files, The Office, and scary movies. I also love to kayak and swim but my favorite hobby is to learn and improve my teaching.

AAS in General Studies, AAT in Education, East Central College

BS in Mathematics Education, Central Methodist University

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Dora Bell

Retention Specialist

I am an ECC alumna who is excited to help current ECC students meet their academic goals! When I am not working, I really enjoy theater, singing, reading, writing, listening to music, playing video games, learning new skills, and going down too many research rabbit holes. I look forward to meeting you!

Bachelor – Strategic Communications

Associate – Associate of Arts

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Denise Walker

Learning Center Specialist, Access Services

You’ll typically find me in the Adaptive Tech Lab (BH 187, at the back of TLC), where I assist students with disabilities in utilizing technology to be more independent in their coursework. I take pleasure in guiding students towards achieving their goals, whether they’re short-term or long-term.

As an ECC alum, I’ve valued a three-decade journey of marriage with my husband, weathering life’s adversities together, while raising our two sons, who also attended ECC, and loving on our two adorable dogs—a beagle and a basset hound. I find joy in dining out, movie/TV nights, soaking up the warm sun, and envisioning a future retirement spent by the beach.

AAS Electronic Technology

AA Health Science, East Central College

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Jon Noelker

Learning Center Specialist, Math & Science

I am a St. Louis area native who has been with the college since 1989.  I’ve taught as an adjunct instructor at ECC in the Mathematics and Science departments and am a retired High School Science teacher where I’ve had the pleasure of working with students for over 30 years.

My passion is reading, and you might not find a book I haven’t read. I also love playing trivia.

MS Biology, Missouri State University

BS Education, Missouri State University

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Rheann Spier

Learning Center Specialist, Math & Science

I have a passion for neurobiology and cannot wait to help progress research in the field. I am also a sloth enthusiast who loves exploring the great outdoors. I enjoy cooking, crafting, and watching TV shows with my sister at home.

BA in Neuroscience and Biology from Coe College

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Jacob Little

Learning Center Specialist-English 

I’m a writer/editor who taught college-level writing for over ten years and served as the Managing Editor of Brevity and other literary magazines for over five years. Before I found writing, editing and teaching, I worked as a custodian, a valet, a day-laborer, a telemarketer, a graphic designer, a maintenance man, a copywriter, a radio host, a cashier, and a luggage salesman, among other things.

When I’m not helping students with their reading and writing, I enjoy watching bad movies with my friends, playing video games, and reading science-fiction and fantasy novels.

MFA Creative Writing, Minnesota State University

BA English, Webster University

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Windy Souders

Testing Services Coordinator

I’m a creative writer and lover of winter clothes. I enjoy reading, watching scary movies, and trying to eat vegetarian. I love working with students every day and the unpredictability of the Testing Center.

MFA Creative Writing, Lindenwood University

BS English Literature, Missouri Baptist University

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Kalyn Meyer

Testing Center Specialist

I am an architecture and design aficionado and music enthusiast. In my free time, I enjoy camping, playing piano, reading, and drafting. I’m described by many as an old soul, I like vintage finds and classic design. I hope to one day be able to flip houses.

AAS in Interior Design

AA in Liberal Studies

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Testing Center Clerk