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Gregory Clinton

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Career and Information Studies (Learning, Design, and Technology)

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Office Location

205 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Areas of Expertise

  • instructional design
  • creativity
  • connectivism
  • elearning development

Research Interests

  • creativity in instructional technology
  • creativity
  • connectivism
  • social connectedness in online learning

Research Summary

As Senior Lecturer in the Learning, Design and Technology program at UGA, the focus of my work is primarily that of teaching graduate students in the Instructional Design and Development, School Library Media, and Instructional Technology emphasis areas. I also have Graduate Faculty status, and thus some of my teaching includes doctoral students. My aim is to build a personal connection with students and to explore innovative teaching methods. My professional background includes K-12 education as well as business/industry/higher education. I have worked with a wide range of instructional media. My research has focused on the role of creativity in instructional design and development, connectivism, and social connectedness in online learning environments. I believe the programs I teach in have many strengths, and some of my work has been devoted to articulating the theoretical and philosophical foundations of these programs.


Dr. Gregory Clinton received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from UGA in 2007. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Learning, Design, and Technology program as well as the Instructional Design and Development coordinator. He conducted his dissertation research on the role of creativity in instructional design and development. Dr. Clinton's varied background includes a bachelor's degree is in Music Composition (UGA, 1980) and a master's degree is in Special Education (UGA, 1996). He has been doing instruction technology work since 1993. Prior to joining the LDT faculty, he served as the Instructional Multimedia Project Manager at UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning. He has taught in various capacities over the years, and has been working with undergraduate and graduate students since 2002. Dr. Clinton is also a jazz musician and can be seen and heard from time to time with other players in live performance as part of the local Northeast Georgia music scene.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Instructional Technology University of Georgia 2007
M.Ed. Special Education University of Georgia 1996
B.Mus. Music Composition/Flute University of Georgia 1980

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