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Beth Woods

Executive Director for IT

As Executive Director, Beth provides leadership and guidance for all information technology services in the Franklin College. She oversees the Office of Information Technology and is responsible for ensuring alignment between the college's IT services and its mission. In addition to her duties for the college, Beth serves as an advisor on the Vice President for Information Technology's Executive Committee and participates in a number of campus technology organizations including ITMF, EdTech, UGANet, and UGA Women in Technology.

Beth has experience working in education and technology support roles, and she has served as a campus technology leader since joining the university in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Physics and Music from Agnes Scott College, an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Music
    Agnes Scott College
     
  • Master of Education, Instructional Technology
    The University of Georgia
     
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Learning, Design, and Technology
    The University of Georgia
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

Organizational Leadership

  • Franklin Works
    • Project Manager, February 2021 - present
  • UGA IT Management Forum (ITMF)
    • Chair, September 2019 - September 2021
    • Vice-Chair, September 2017 - September 2019 & September 2011 - September 2013
    • Bylaws Committee Chair, July 2016 - September 2017
    • Member, August 2009 - present
  • UGA EdTech
    • Chair, October 2009 - May 2014
    • Founding Member, October 2009 - present
  • UGA Staff Council
    • Vice President-elect
    • Member, May 2017 - present
  • UGA Women's Staff Leadership Institute, 2019

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