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Holly Payne

Title: Senior Lecturer - Computer Science & Information Systems

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Computer Applications


Holly graduated in 1995 from White County High School as valedictorian of her class.  After High School, Holly attended Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA, where she received her Associate's degree. From 1997 to 1999, she studied at North Georgia College and State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in sociology and began the Master's of Public Administration degree. After completing the MPA program successfully in August of 2000, Holly began teaching computer science courses.

Holly has lived in Georgia all her life, and she LOVE'S being a Georgia native!  She loves people, culture, and knowing about life in other nations.  When Holly is not teaching, she is heavily involved in ministry activities, ranging from evangelism outreaches to assisting with technology needs to humanitarian missions, where her passion lies.  Everything Holly does is an act of worship to Jesus.

Holly believes the most important things in life are her faith, her family, and her friends.  She is driven daily with a compassion for the people of the world!

Courses Taught

CSCI 1100: Intro Computers/Info Systems, CSCI 1150: Computers/Info Sys Seminar, CSCI 1200: Technology and Learning, CSCI 1250: Information Technologies


  • M.P.A., Public Administration, North Georgia College & State University, 2000
  • B.S., Sociology, North Georgia College & State University, 1999
  • A.A., Truett-McConnell College, 1997

Research/Special Interests

Web design, using the Internet to promote humanitarian relief issues and mobilize organizations who provide the relief, online and hybrid/blended learning, innovative communication methods, testing innovative technologies, assistive technology, and home automation software and systems.

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