Stephanie Gilstrap

First-Year Portfolio

Ph.D. Student, Learning Design & Technology
Mary Frances Early College of Education
University of Georgia


I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Learning, Design, & Technology program, and a full-time instructional designer in UGA's Office of Online Learning. My career experiences have inspired my research interests of instructional design in higher education. I am passionate about online learning and designing accessible, scalable and sustainable learning experiences. I hope to contribute to the models and frameworks available to help instructional designers analyze environments and make design decisions with staying power.

When I'm not at work or in class, I love to travel and see live music. I enjoy hiking, paddleboarding, snowboarding, reading, and cheering on our Bulldogs in Sanford Stadium in the fall.

Go Dawgs!

Stephanie standing on Chimney Rock in North Carolina
Stephanie dancing with UGA mascot Hairy Dawg Stephanie sitting in Sanford Stadium during a UGA football game Yellow lab puppy in front seat of car Stephanie on a hike at the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge Stephanie wearing a UGA jersey while snowboarding

Stephanie Gilstrap
OOL, Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive,
Athens, GA, 30602
(706) 878-6052
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