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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.

Ashley Clarke

Content Strategist

Over the past decade, Ashley Clarke has worked in the digital marketing space across the private sector, gaining experience in everything from content creation to social media, video production, web design, and copyediting.

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.

Conner Gettmann

Media Producer

Conner is an enthusiastic media producer and former classroom instructor who uses his expertise to elevate educational content and promote online courses.

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.