Christy Visaggi


Georgia State University

Christy Visaggi is a Principal Lecturer and Undergraduate Director in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. She is also a Faculty Associate for High-Impact Practices & Experiential Learning in the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Online Education 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 a variety of issues such as conservation, reefs, natural hazards, and more. Her approaches rely heavily on place-based learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and guiding students in learning science by doing science through undergraduate research and other forms of experiential learning. 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 been involved at the section, division, and national level. She served as a state representative for Georgia and president of the southeastern section as well as contributed to improvements of the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards. Visaggi served as chair of the DEI committee for the Teacher Education Division (TED) and led draft work on a JEDI position statement for NAGT. She has been active in the presidential line for NAGT (2020-2024) including a particular emphasis on ad hoc committees dedicated to K-12 and sections. Visaggi continues to serve as a Past President in contributing to various NAGT efforts. She has also been recognized for excellence in instruction, mentoring, and service by awards from AGU, AWG, GSA, and the National Society for Experiential Education. Visit to learn more about her work.

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Activities (5)

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 ...

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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 Presentations (2)

Integrating nature journals into an online pre-service elementary education science course part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
Teacher preparation in the elementary education program at Georgia State University, a large public minority-serving institution in downtown Atlanta, includes a series of "integrated science" courses ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Morning Workshops:Preparing for an Academic Career
This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...


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