STEM Instructional Designer
Dr. Christine Hartman serves as a STEM Instructional Designer in the Office for Teaching and Learning. Christy works with faculty across campus, with a particular focus on STEM instructors and departments, on course design and development, pedagogical strategies, assessment of student learning, and course-based assessment. Building on the WIDER efforts, she works with faculty fellows in the Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (SSTEP) grant program as they implement evidence-based, student-centered teaching and learning methods across STEM classrooms.
Christy earned a Ph.D. in Genetics and a Certificate in Undergraduate Teaching from the University of Georgia (UGA). Her interests include science education, experiential learning, and community engagement. Christy’s previous research involved the characterization of a RNA repair operon in Salmonella Typhimurium, a bacterial pathogen responsible for more than one million cases of food poisoning per year from contaminated poultry products and produce. Her community engagement work at UGA included incorporating service-learning in an upper-level Microbiology elective course and assisting in the organization of the “Experience UGA” 9th Grade Biology field trips.
Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Georgia, 2016
B.S. in Biotechnology, Ferris State University, 2008