About

ALG Champions

Affordable Learning Georgia Champions are affordable learning specialists and advocates at each USG institution. Champions work together to inform the institution about affordable resources, including open educational resources (OER), along with the fundamentals and practices behind open licensing and the potential to enhance instruction through open pedagogy.

There are three ALG Champion roles:

  • ALG Faculty Champion: a faculty instructor using no- or low-cost materials in their courses with open educational resources (OER) experience. Faculty Champions work within their campus to inform faculty, staff, and students about Affordable Learning Georgia and the benefits of open educational resources.
  • ALG Library Champion: a campus librarian with OER expertise. Library Champions work together with the Faculty Champion to identify, evaluate, and provide access to affordable, library-subscribed, and open educational resources. They also inform faculty, staff, and students about ALG and OER alongside the Faculty Champion.
  • ALG Design Champion: an instructional designer or Center for Teaching and Learning representative with open and OER-enabled pedagogy expertise. Design Champions work together with the Faculty Champion to inform faculty, staff, and students about open and OER-enabled pedagogy and to help identify ways in which it can be implemented in courses using OER. They also inform faculty, staff, and students about ALG and OER alongside the Faculty Champion and Library Champion.

Institution

ALG Champions

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Faculty Champion: April Abbott
aabbott@abac.edu

Library Champion: David Edens
dedens@abac.edu

Design Champion: Amy Warren
awarren@abac.edu

Albany State University

East Campus:

Faculty Champion: LaVerne McLaughlin

laverne.mclaughlin@asurams.edu

Library Champion: Britni Williams
britni.williams@asurams.edu

West Campus:

Faculty Champion: Mary Washington
mary.washington@asurams.edu

Library Champion: Debra Collins
debra.collins@asurams.edu

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Faculty Champion: Eze Nwaogu
enwaogu@atlm.edu

Library Champion: Robert Quarles
rquarles@atlm.edu

Augusta University

Faculty Champion: Clément Aubert
caubert@augusta.edu
Library Champion: Melissa Johnson
mjohns69@augusta.edu
Design Champion: Stacy Kluge
skluge@augusta.edu

Clayton State University

Faculty Champion: Sheryne Southard
sherynesouthard@clayton.edu
Library Champion: Jim Rickerson
jimrickerson@clayton.edu
Design Champion: Courtney DuBois
CourtneyDuBois@clayton.edu

College of Coastal Georgia

Faculty Champion: German Vargas
gvargas@ccga.edu
Library Champion: Debbie Holmes
dholmes@ccga.edu

Columbus State University

Faculty Champion: Susan Hrach

hrach_susan@columbusstate.edu
Library Champion: Jackie Radebaugh
radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu

Dalton State College

Faculty Champion: Alicia Briganti
abriganti@daltonstate.edu

Library Champion: Amy Burger
aburger1@daltonstate.edu

Design Champion: Barbara Tucker
btucker@daltonstate.edu

East Georgia State College

Faculty Champion: Terri Brown
thbrown@ega.edu
Library Champion: Beth Jones
cejones@ega.edu

Fort Valley State University

Faculty Champion: James Scott
scottj02@fvsu.edu
Library Champion: Frank Mahitab
mahitabf@fvsu.edu

Georgia College and State University

Faculty Champion: Shaundra Walker
shaundra.walker@gcsu.edu
Library Champion: Jennifer Townes
jennifer.townes@gcsu.edu
Design Champion: Jaclyn Queen
jaclyn.queen@gcsu.edu

Georgia Gwinnett College

Faculty Champion: Cathy Hakes
chakes@ggc.edu
Library Champion: Bethany Nash
bnash@ggc.edu

Georgia Highlands College

Faculty Champion: Sharryse Henderson
shenders@highlands.edu
Library Champion: Susanna Smith
sussmith@highlands.edu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Faculty Champion: Colin Potts
colin.potts@gatech.edu
Library Champion: Liz Holdsworth
liz.holdsworth@library.gatech.edu

Georgia Southern University

Faculty Champion: Glenda Ogletree
gogletree@georgiasouthern.edu
Library Champion: Nikki Rech
dcannonrech@georgiasouthern.edu
Design Champion: Debbie Walker
dwalker@georgiasouthern.edu

Georgia Southwestern State University

Faculty Champion: Judy Orton
judy.orton@gsw.edu
Library Champion: Ru Story Huffman
ru.story-huffman@gsw.edu

Georgia State University

Main Campus:

Faculty Champion: Scott Jacques
sjacques1@gsu.edu
Library Champion: Denise Dimsdale
mdimsdale@gsu.edu

Design Champion: Katie Bridges
kbridges@gsu.edu

Perimeter College:

Faculty Champion: Katy Crowther
kcrowther@gsu.edu
Library Champion: Christopher Moffat
cmoffat1@gsu.edu

Design Champion: Mustafa Elsawy
elsawy@gsu.edu

Gordon State College

Faculty Champion: Lynn Rumfelt
lrumfelt@gordonstate.edu
Library Champion: Brenda Rutherford
brendar@gordonstate.edu

Kennesaw State University

Faculty Champion: Tammy Powell
tpowel25@kennesaw.edu
Library Champion: Chelsee Dickson
cdickso5@kennesaw.edu
Design Champion: Kelley Price
kgermain@kennesaw.edu

Middle Georgia State University

Faculty Champion: Christopher Lawrence
christopher.lawrence@mga.edu

Library Champion: Dana Casper
dana.casper@mga.edu

Savannah State University

South Georgia State College

Faculty Champion: Rick Reiman
rreiman@sgsc.edu
Library Champion: Janice Williams
janice.williams@sgsc.edu

University of Georgia

Faculty Champion: Philip Bishop
philip.bishop@uga.edu
Library Champion: Mariann Burright
mariann@uga.edu

University of North Georgia

Faculty Champion: Tamara Spike

tamara.spike@ung.edu

Library Champion: Monique Martinez
monique.martinez@ung.edu

Design Champion: Bonnie (BJ) Robinson
bj.robinson@ung.edu

University of West Georgia

Faculty Champion: Rod McRae
rmcrae@westga.edu
Library Champion: CJ Ivory
civory@westga.edu

Valdosta State University

Faculty Champion: Jan Drake
djdrake@valdosta.edu
Library Champion: Michael Holt
moholt@valdosta.edu