Course Listing - by Instructor
|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 UWG 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 and retiring in 2020. 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 former Associate Director of Visual Services, Steven supervised 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.”
|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.|
|Lantz Ferrell||Lantz Ferrell is a Lecturer with the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia. She teaches Principles of Management, Foundations of Computer Applications and will teach a course in The Legal and Ethical Environments of Business in the summer of 2020. Her Master of Business Administration degree is from the University of North Alabama and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree is from the University of Mississippi. (She dearly loves her Ole Miss!) Before Lantz began teaching with the university, she served as an Educational Program Specialist in eCore Testing and also taught middle and high school classes for over ten years.|
|Ian Houston||Ian Houston is an alum of the University of West Georgia. He received a bachelor of science in sociology with a minor in Africana studies in 2013. Ian found his research interests in critical pedagogy, social justice, and academic empowerment in public schools. This led to his enrollment at Georgia State University where he pursued and completed his masters degree in social foundations of education. Professionally, Ian has more than 6 years' experience in workforce development and career services; specifically in the nonprofit and government sectors. As part of his master's degree program at Georgia State University, Ian founded, True-Liif C & M, Inc. which is a youth and family empowerment program. Ian is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of West Georgia.|
|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. Dr. La Fleur is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).
|Perran Makulu||Perran Makulu is a Pre-K Instructor at the University of West Georgia.|
|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.|
|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.|