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Deedee Southerlin, Ed. D.

  • Ed.D. Adult and Career Education, Valdosta State University
  • MS Sociology, Valdosta State University
  • BS Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University
Areas of Specialization
  • Budget Development and Management
  • Program Development
  • Needs Assessments
  • Adult Learning Styles
  • Data Analysis
  • Collaboration

Dr. Deedee Southerlin joined the Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing
Education team in August of 2017. As the Senior Program Development Specialist she
serves to develop and manage professional and life-long programs, youth programs,
corporate trainings, conferences, and online enrollment. In addition, she approves all
proposals associated with programs and conferences and works to deliver a blended
approach to traditional classroom trainings as well as distance and online learning

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: 7/25/2018