My piece of the puzzle:
Georgia appreciates the challenge of integrating content, educational technologies, and multi-media tools to produce course sites that are accessible and easy-to-navigate for students.
Before moving to Tucson to pursue a PhD in human geography at the University of Arizona, Georgia was a broadcast journalist and documentary producer for Florida’s PBS television network. While at the UA, she worked as an on-air host and show producer for AZPM's award-winning Arizona Illustrated series. She also designed, built, and taught fully online and hybrid courses using D2L, while also teaching 100-student classes, small seminars and workshops, and she has guest lectured at the University of Arizona, Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, and Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She came to the OIA from the BS-GIST program, where she helped develop the program and shepherd it through the university approval process, and worked with faculty to adapt or design courses for distance learning.
Drawing from this experience in journalism, teaching, and program development allows her to bring multiple lenses to course design. It also grounds her interest in universal design and ensuring that content is accessible to the widest possible audience.
Background & Education:
Georgia has a PhD in human geography and a Master’s certificate in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona. She received her M.A. in geography and B.A. in communication from Florida State University. Her scholarly work concerns the intersection of health, politics, and power. She has published in journals such as The Lancet Infections Diseases and Journal of Geography. She also co-edited an issue of you are here: The Journal of Creative Geography with Melinda K. Butterworth, titled “Suspensions: Spaces between Illness and Health”. Additionally, Georgia has earned an Emmy-nomination and a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award, among many other awards, for her work in broadcast journalism.