Althea Hotaling Hagan, PhD, and Erika K. Poarch, PhD
Althea Hotaling Hagan, PhD, is a lecturer in the department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and the director of the Online Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program at Clemson University. She teaches courses on restoration ecology, environmental education, and graduate seminar in both online and face to face modalities. She earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida, where she specialized in GIS, stakeholder engagement, and law and policy.
Erika K. Poarch, PhD, is the coordinator of course accessibility and engagement in the department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University. She currently specializes in utilizing digital tools to increase student engagement within the Online Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program. Dr. Poarch earned her PhD and EdS in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University, examining the impact of motivation and interest on discussions and learning in informal science education spaces.