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Dr. Deedee Southerlin

Deedee Southerlin

Role: Senior Program Development Specialist

Education: Doctorate of Education in Adult and Career Education, Valdosta State University; Master of Science in Sociology, Valdosta State University; Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Valdosta State University

Specialization: Budget Development and Management, Program Development, Needs Assessments, Adult Learning Styles, Data Analysis, Collaboration


Dr. Deedee Southerlin joined Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education team in August of 2017. As the senior program development specialist, she develops and manages professional and life-long programs, youth programs, corporate training, and online enrollment. In addition, she approves all proposals associated with programs and works to deliver a blended approach to traditional classroom training as well as distance and online learning opportunities.

Dr. Southerlin has over 17 years of experience with over 11 of those in post-secondary technical education. In addition, she has extensive experience managing collaborative efforts between various community partners, grant writing and management, as well as the creation and implementation of programs. She has developed courses and taught traditional classroom, hybrid and distance education courses in the field of sociology.

Her educational background in adult and career education has provided her with the tools to understand adult learners, their needs, and learning styles. Dr. Southerlin has served on various boards and most recently was the president of the Georgia College Testing Association. She was recently recognized as a University Council for Workforce and Human Resources Education Outstanding Dissertation Award Nominee Top Finalist.

Last updated: 7/24/2019