Bachelors of Science, Physics (major) Math (minor), Baker University 2001
Masters of Education, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland University College 2010
ABD, Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Valdosta State University (expected Spring 2022)
Katie Bridges is the Director of Academic Innovation under the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She is responsible for advising and collaborating with faculty on instructional design projects while ensuring course designs meet faculty and ABA standards of quality. She is also responsible for managing the Academic Innovation team and cross-team members, including coordination around semester starts and exams. She will also manage services to support curriculum development at the Law School.
Katie comes full time to the College of Law after being the embedded instructional designer from CETLOE since 2019. Prior to joining Georgia State, she spent 4 years at Georgia Highlands College as the Sr. Instructional Designer where she alone provided support for over 300 full and part time faculty. She is a supporter of Quality Matters and in addition to being a Certified Peer Review, she is a Certified Face to Face Facilitator of the Quality Matters Rubric course. Katie has participated in over 12 course reviews, both undergraduate and graduate, for QM at schools across the United States. She has extensive experience in designing courses which meet Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Creative Commons standards.
Katie has degrees from Baker University, University of Maryland University College and is set to finish her dissertation at Valdosta State in Spring 2022.
Katie is very family oriented. She and her husband, in addition to working full time, own a farm in NW Georgia where they commercially grow saffron and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Katie has two children and a miniature Schnauzer named Chewy.