Faculty

The Georgia Archives Institute faculty is selected from some of the best archival practitioners
and educators in the field. The faculty for this year is:

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Pam Hackbart-Dean    Primary instructor Hackbart-Dean is the Head of Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has worked at Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Special Collections & Archives at Georgia State University and for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study at the University of Georgia.

Pam has been active in many professional archival organizations, including the Society of American Archivists, the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Midwest Archives Conference and the Society of Georgia Archivists. She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and the Society of Georgia Archivists. She has conducted a number of workshops on arrangement and description, as well as published articles and books on the subject. Pam received her MA from the University of Connecticut.

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Tina Mason Seetoo    Seetoo will teach Preservation of Archival Materials. She is Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum. With the Archives Manager, she is responsible for the preservation of and access to the archives and museum collections. Since 2010, she has been a part-time Instructor of the Preservation of Archives course in the Masters of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University.

Prior positions include Conservator of the Georgia Archives and Manager of Preservation Services at the Southeastern Library Network (now LYRASIS), where she was responsible for preservation education and outreach throughout the Southeast. She lectures and consults on a wide range of preservation topics, including collections care and repair, environmental management, disaster preparedness and recovery, and preservation management. Tina received an MLIS and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin, which included a year-long internship in the Book Conservation Lab of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.


Katherine_Fisher_smallKatherine Fisher    Fisher will teach Born-Digital and Digital Preservation. She is the Digital Preservation Archivist in Special Collections and Archives at the Georgia State University Library. In this role, she is responsible for establishing local policies and procedures for born-digital materials and works closely with the GSU Library’s digitization team and Digital Curation Committee on long-term preservation of all digital assets. Prior to joining Georgia State University in 2017, Katherine worked as a digital projects coordinator for the University of Hawaiʻi Press. She holds an MLIS from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan.


Over the years, the Georgia Archives Institute faculty has included some of the best archival practitioners and educators in the field. The following served as principal instructor for various Institutes. All have been named Society of American Archivists Fellows.

  • Dr. Timothy L. Ericson
  • Dr. David B. Gracy II
  • Dr. Gregory S. Hunter
  • Kathleen D. Roe
  • Dr. Randall Jimerson
  • Ann Pederson
  • Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

The following served as instructors in specialized areas and also have outstanding credentials.

  • Hilary Kaplan
  • Cliff Landis
  • Dorothy Waugh
  • Richard Pearce-Moses
  • Christine Wiseman

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