Melinda J. Pethel, M.Ed.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Instructional Technology Systems Professional

201A Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4864

Alternate Phone: 706-338-0225


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. (in progress) Learning, Design, and Technology University of Georgia
M.Ed. Instructional Design and Development University of Georgia
B.S. Psychology / Biology North Georgia College
A.A.T. Biotechnology Athens Technical College


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Governor’s Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue 2009


Daniels, T. & Pethel, M. (2001). “Computer Mediated Instruction”. In Orey, M. (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved from

Divers, S.J., Papich, M., McBride, M., Stedman, N.L., Perpinan, D., Koch, T.F., Hernandez, S.M., Barron, G.H.,Pethel, M.J., Budsberg, S.C. (2010). Pharmacokinetics of meloxicam following intravenous and oral administration in
green iguanas (Iguana iguana). American Journal of Veterinary Research, 71(11), 1277-83.

USG Annual Computing Conference, Rock Eagle, November 2006 “Accessibility 101: Ensuring Equal Access for Students with Disabilities”.

Job Description

As the Instructional Technology Specialist I support faculty and graduate students in the areas of:

  • instructional design and development, including best teaching practices appropriate for face-to-face and online instruction,
  • classroom audio-visual equipment training and support,
  • eLearning Commons (UGA's learning management system) training and support,
  • emerging practices, technologies, and resources in higher education.