Valora Richardson

Valora Richardson, Manager of Faculty Development and Support
Georgia State University

About the Speaker

Valora  M. Richardson , Ph.D. is the Manager of Faculty Development and Support and adjunct faculty in Educational policy studies at Georgia State University.   She has an extensive career in supporting higher education faculty in the adoption and implementation of technology for instructional use.  In addition, her research interests include educational game and virtual environment development to support heritage knowledge acquisition.  As an educator and technology leader, Dr. Richardson is an advisor, collaborator, and problem solver. She has a track record of recognizing unique needs and teaching/consulting accordingly to maximize the full potential of faculty, staff and students.

Before working at Georgia State, she was employed as an Educational Technologist at Fernbank Science Center.  At Fernbank she was responsible for leading and facilitating the development of the third grade curriculum for the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) and SpaceStation Fernbank (NASA funded programs).

Dr. Richardson holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University and a Master’s in Technical Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University.  She is married to Peter Richardson and they have two daughters – Anaia and Alaina.

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