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Jamie Chaires

Instructional Designer

Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT)


Education Specialist. Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University, 2011
M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University, 2008
B.S. Education, Georgia Southern University, 2006


Jamie joined CIRT in 2015 after working as a 6-12 science educator for 10 years. She earned a Bachelor’s in Middle Grades Education, a Master’s in Teaching in Learning, and an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, all from Georgia Southern University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology with a concentration in eLearning. Her graduate school research involved the conservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles on Jekyll and St.Catherine’s Island. Her interests include traveling, outdoor activities, and attending live events.


Presentations & Publications

Chaires, J. (2017). Streamlining the migration of courses to Canvas. Presented at CanvasCon 2017. University of South Florida.