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Dr. Allison Bailey

Title: Part Time Faculty
Phone: 470-695-4721

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Communication, Geospatial Technologies, Nature Education, Community Engagement, Collaboration with Environmental Non-Profit Organizations

Courses Taught

  • ENST 2030 Environmental Studies
  • ENST 3040 Environmental Communication
  • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 1102 World Regional Geography
  • GISC 2011 Geographic Information Systems
  • GISC 4903 Special Topics in GIS
  • GEOL 1101K Geosciences I (eCore)
  • COMM 1100 Human Communication (eCore)


  • Ed.D., Higher Education Administrative Leadership, Argosy University, 2010
  • GIS Graduate Certificate, University of West Georgia, 2017
  • M.A., Speech Communication, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1995
  • B.A., English Education with a minor in history, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1992

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Bailey was recently awarded an environmental education grant from the EPA to conduct programs related to forests and waterways in Georgia. Other current research and projects include a climate change mixed methods study with Drs. Mitchem, Wilson, & Smith, an environmental education study with Dr. Bridges (GSU), a statewide tree canopy assessment funded by the Georgia Forestry Commission, a campus tree inventory using Collector app as part of UNG's application to become a member of Tree Campus USA, a sustainability study on Hurricane Creek with Dr. Ellis (Biology), a collaborative community engagement project with USFS on the Foothills Region of the Chattahoochee National Forest, an invasive plant control program on privet at Tumbling Creek with Dr. Diggs (Biology), creating a mobile app for reptiles with Dr. Patterson (Biology) and other education initiatives in geospatial technologies for public schools in Georgia.


Bailey, A.J. and Bailey, Jr., C.O. (2019) Using Feature Analyst & NAIP Imagery to Conduct a Statewide Tree Canopy Assessment of Georgia. Forestry Research and Engineering International Journal, 3, 1, 15-18.

Bailey, A.J. (2017). Key Role of Communities for Environmental Sustainability in Rural Canada. Journal of Community Engagement & Scholarship. 10(2). 124-126

Bailey, A.J. (2017). Agricultural Seed Biodiversity: A Book Review of Janisse Ray’s the Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. Biodiversity International Journal. 1(1): 00001. DOI: 10.15406/bij.2017.01.00001

Bailey, A.J. & Patterson, R. (2015). Essential Guide to Presentation Software, 2e, Bedford St. Martin's Press.

Work Experience

Dr. Bailey has been a member of the faculty at the University of North Georgia since January 1998. She is most honored by her affiliations with non-profit organizations in the north Georgia region.

  • 2019-2020 Chair, GeoTAC
  • 2017-2018 Education Committee Chair, GISCC
  • 2017-2018 President, Association of Chicopee Village Residents
  • 2013-2018 Elachee Nature Center Advisory Board
  • 2013-2018 Elachee Nature Center Preschool & School Advisory Board
  • 2015-2017 Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Wild & Scenic Film Festival Committee
  • 2016-2017 USFS Collaborative Learning Partners Committee
  • 2015-2017 Environmental Communication Division Education Board, National Communication Association
  • 2015-2017 Member, Georgia ForestWatch
  • 2015-2017 Member, Sierra Club
  • 2015-2017 Member, IMBA/SORBA
  • 2012 President, Gainesville Ballet Company Board of Directors

News Articles About Her Work


TRELIS Fellow 2018
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Personal Information

Dr. Bailey's favorite thing about living in north Georgia is being able to walk or to ride her bike to the Gainesville campus on the Hall County Greenway, living adjacent to the 1600 acre nature preserve in her historic Chicopee Village 1926 bungalow, interacting with her pet chickens, and being in the woods with her family and her students to appreciate nature and to focus on restoration of riparian forests in Georgia.

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