Course Listing - by Instructor
|Aleah Brock||Aleah Brock is an instructor and clinical supervisor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of West Georgia. Aleah completed her bachelor's degree in communication disorders at Auburn University and her master's degree in speech language pathology at The University of West Georgia. She previously worked as a speech language pathologist at the Georgia School for the Deaf and is fluent in American Sign Language. She has also worked in the hospital and home health care settings with adult and geriatric populations.
Currently, Aleah serves as an Early Intervention Specialist for Georgia PINES SKI-HI program, where she provides in-home services focused on language development with deaf/hard-of-hearing children from birth to three. Aleah holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed as a speech language pathologist in the state of Georgia. Her clinical and research interests are primarily focused on the speech and language development of Deaf children, both spoken and signed. In her free time (when she has it), she enjoys music, reading, college football, and spending time with her children. Aleah is currently working toward her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia, with research focusing on factors that contribute to early language development in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
|Paula "Ann" Brooks||Ann Brooks is a Pre-K Instructor at the University of West Georgia.|
|Steven Broome||Photography is an art form like no other. It captures a particular moment and freezes reality for one precious second. For Steven Broome, photography has been his life’s joy since he got his first camera in the fourth grade. As part of the UCM family, Steven channels his passion into creating stories and memories through photography and other visual technology.
Steven grew up in Chickamauga, TN, but has lived in Carrollton for most of his life. He has been part of the University of West Georgia family for more than two decades, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university and joining the staff in 1989. Since he joined UWG, he has received several honors, including an APEX Award of Excellence for a photo taken on campus just following September 11, 2001, as well as being part of the team that won a CASE Gold Award for Campaign Publications during the UWG Centennial. His latest career highlight is being part of the team in charge of UWG’s “Go West” campaign.
As Associate Director of Visual Services, Steven supervises a team of skilled photographers and videographers who work hard at showing the story behind UWG and what makes it great. He finds inspiration in the unbridled spirit embodied by the UWG community. Steven collects old cameras, a collection that has grown to include approximately 100 different types. In his words: “these are the tools that allowed regular people to document their own history, and it's that vernacular history that I find very interesting.” His job allows him be part of that history.
|Melanie Clay||Dr. Melanie Clay is responsible for leading the support, curriculum, enrollment and marketing staff and evaluating the USG eCampus program. In addition to her role as Dean of eCampus, she is also the executive director for UWG's Continuing Education, Off-Campus Programs (Newnan), and UWG Online. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, a Specialist in Educational Leadership, a Master's in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia, and a Bachelor's in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and the founder of the annual Distance Learning Administration Conference and the Conference on Meaningful Living in a Digital World. She lives in Carrollton with her husband Matthew and their two sons and two cats. She enjoys camping, reading, cooking, and looking for sand dollars on the beach.|
|Marty Davis M.A., C.P.P.||Marty received his B.S. from Valdosta State University and his M.A. from LaGrange College. Before coming to the University of West Georgia, Marty was the director of continuing education and professional services department at Bainbridge State College. He has completed additional education in Project Management, Human Resources, and Manufacturing. He is a certified instructor in all lines of insurance, CPR/FA, and drivers education. Current course instruction include Customer Service, Soft Skills Training, Consulting, and other business or organizational needs.|
|Richard La Fleur||
IHCS Program developer and facilitator Dr. Richard La Fleur earned his Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Consciousness and Society) from the University of West Georgia, where he currently teaches various courses in psychology. Dr. La Fleur's research concentration has been narrative works (narrative psychology), mattering, the experiential reintegration process veterans experience post-deployment from the combat zone (phenomenology) with an emphasis on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psycho-spiritual difficulties such as, Moral Injury. Through his ten plus years of research, Integrative Health has been a strong alternative form of care, for people who are seeking ways to find healing.
|Perran Makulu||Perran Makulu is a Pre-K Instructor at the University of West Georgia.|
|Billy Newman||Billy Newman is a independent fine art photographer specializing in abstracts of nature.|
|Philip Reaves||Philip Reaves is a faculty member in UWG's Richards College of Business. He received his M.B.A. from the University of West Georgia in 2012.|
|Mary Reid||Mary Reid is the Pre-K Director at the University of West Georgia. As a young child, her grandfather regaled her with ghost stories from the hills of Kentucky beginning her lifelong love of story. She is working on her own memoir of her 12 years in East Africa. She is a participant, and co-director of Cherokee Rose Writing Project, since 2008, and currently a Teacher Consultant. Mary has a weekly column in local newspaper, Gateway.Beacon, Bremen, Georgia. She has been published in Teaching Young Children magazine and NAEYC For Families website. She attended the National Writing Project Professional Writing Workshop in Austin, Texas and participated in Appalachian Writers' Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky.|
|Mariana Sanchez||Mariana Sanchez is a faculty member in UWG's Richards College of Business. She received her M.B.A. from the University of West Georgia in 2012.|