Christy Visaggi


Georgia State University

Christy Visaggi is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Director in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. She is also the Senior Faculty Associate for Signature Experiences at the institution. Her instruction at GSU includes courses in introductory geosciences, paleontology, life and Earth science for pre-service teachers, career preparation in the geosciences, as well as an array of field courses, study abroad programs, and honors seminars focused on issues such as conservation, natural hazards, and more. Her approaches rely heavily on experiential learning, place-based learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and guiding students in learning science by doing science through undergraduate research. Her efforts in Earth science education, public outreach, and supporting students has additionally involved collaborative work with the Paleontological Society, National Park Service, and other organizations. Visaggi has been an active leader in NAGT having initially contributed in numerous ways to the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards, as a state representative for Georgia, and president of the southeastern section. She is now in the presidential line for NAGT, serves on ad hoc committees dedicated to K-12 and sections, chairs the DEI committee for the Teacher Education Division (TED), and contributes to various other NAGT efforts. Visit to learn more about her work.

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Activities (3)

Geology Around The World part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Pan-African Approaches to Teaching Geoscience:Activities
This is a short writing assignment given in the second semester of an introductory geology course. Students are encouraged to come up with ideas for places around the world that they wish to investigate with ...

Connecting Paleontology and Culture: Inclusive Narratives Through Fossil Use Cards part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Share-a-Thon
By examining ways in which humans have interacted with fossils, we can highlight a range of cultural connections to paleontology that emphasize improved representation of inclusive cultural narratives while ...

No Outcrop, No Problem: Telling Time on an Urban Campus part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Share-a-Thon
Principles of relative and absolute age dating can be challenging for students to visualize in how they apply to a sequence of rocks, particularly on a urban campus lacking outcrops. To better engage students in ...

Course (1)

GEOL 1122: Introductory Geosciences II part of Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
This course is designed to present a body of knowledge regarding the origin, development, and human interaction with materials in and near the surface of the earth. This knowledge will provide important ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Bringing meaningful and diverse narratives into learning geology and paleontology through story maps part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session I
Stories can be used to make connections that not only convey information but bring emotion and deeper meaning into educational experiences. They offer an opportunity to humanize learning, foster community, and ...

Other Contribution (1)

SENAGT Meeting & Social part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program
× This event will include an introduction to the new officers in SENAGT, recognition of OEST winners for states in our section, and social activities! All are welcome who are interested in activities in the ...