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Online Learning Staff

Stephen Balfour


Dr. Balfour leads Online Learning in continuing to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate classes and degree programs for the University of Georgia.

Stephen Bridges

Instructional Media Manager

Stephen works with faculty to produce award-winning instructional media content and educational videos.

Rachel Cassity

Instructional Designer

Rachel uses her expertise in adult learning principles to help faculty create online courses that can serve as both informative and transformative learning experiences for UGA students.

James Castle

Associate Director

James works to help develop online graduate degree programs, provide strategic direction via data analytics, and maintain high-quality course and program design practices within the instructional design team.

Martha Dennis

Marketing Client Account Manager

Martha works closely with the programs, schools and colleges on marketing strategies, enrollment goals, and digital advertising plans for UGA Online programs.

Stephanie Gilstrap

Instructional Designer

Stephanie decided to pursue a career in instructional design after realizing the exponential impact that a well-designed course has on student. success.

Shearra Hardwick

Enrollment Coach

Shearra has worked in higher education for over two decades, with ten years of experience in Enrollment and Admissions.

Deena McKinney

Instructional Designer

Dee has worked in higher education since 1998, as a professor of history as well as an academic advisor, education internship coordinator, and associate dean of eLearning.

Paul Mittelhammer

Senior Enrollment Coach

Paul is an experienced college admissions counselor, and serves as a guide and resource for students as they begin their educational journey online.

Amy Ragland

Instructional Designer

Amy has extensive experience in developing, designing, and supporting impactful online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.