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:
Kathleen D. Roe will serve as principal instructor. Kathleen is Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the New York State Archives. She manages the operation of the Archives records management program providing services to 63 state agencies and 4300 local governments as well as the archival programs operating State Archives archival facility holding over 100,000 cubic feet of state government records as well as statewide programs to provide training and advisory services to over 3000 historical records programs.
She holds advanced degrees in history from Michigan State University, and in library science/archival administration from Wayne State University. She has served as president of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and has served on or chaired a number of committees for that organization including the Committee on Archival Information Exchange, the Continuing Education and Professional Development Committee, the Government Affairs Working Group and the Appointments Committee. She has served as the president of Council of State Archivists and been involved in a range of advocacy efforts on behalf of archives. She is a Fellow of SAA, has been honored by Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College for her contributions to documenting New York’s Latino communities, has been awarded three NEH-Mellon Fellowships for the Study of Archival Administration, and has been a member of several national and international archival practices research projects. She has published and taught extensively in the areas of archival descriptive practices, advocating for archival programs, and documenting disasters and tragedies.
Christine Wiseman will co-teach Preservation. She is Head of the Digital Services Unit at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center where she works collaboratively with library staff, the Archives Research Center, and faculty to deliver digital services in support of teaching, learning, and research. She is responsible for implementing best practices and emerging technologies that support the creation, management, discovery, access, and preservation of digital collections.
Prior positions include Preservation Services Manager at the Georgia Archives. During this tenure, Christine was actively involved in statewide and regional disaster planning and was on one of the earliest teams to assess damage to records in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She was involved in developing the PReP (Pocket Response Plan); bringing Heritage Preservation’s Alliance for Response Forums to Atlanta and Savannah; and in forming HERA, an Atlanta area disaster network. She was the project manager for Georgia’s statewide preservation planning project, the Healthy Collections Initiative in 2007-2009.
Christine teaches on a wide variety of archives and preservation topics, and has served as a part-time instructor for Clayton State University’s Masters in Archival Studies program since 2010. Christine holds an MLIS and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tina Seetoo will co-teach Preservation. She is the Archives & Donor Relations Associate at the Delta Air Lines Archives at the 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.
The following served as instructors in specialized areas and also have outstanding credentials.