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Dr. Allison Bailey

Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 470-239-3135

Office: UC 400 266A, Cumming
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
  • 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

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, a collaborative community engagement project with USFS on the Foothills Region of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and other education initiatives in geospatial technologies for public schools in Georgia.


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.

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

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, and living adjacent to the 1600 acre nature preserve in her historic Chicopee Village 1926 bungalow.

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