Meredith Welch-Devine

As the Assistant Dean of the University of Georgia Graduate School, I serve as the chief of staff for the Dean’s Office and coordinate key initiatives with Graduate School directors and campus partners. Alongside these administrative activities, I maintain an active research agenda and mentor students in the interdisciplinary Integrative Conservation doctoral program.

I'm pleased to share that the book I edited with Anne Sourdril and Brian Burke -- Changing Climate, Changing Worlds: Local Knowledge and the Challenges of Social and Ecological Change -- has now been published by Springer Nature. Excerpts from the book are available on the Research page.


2022 - pres. Associate Professor, Anthropology

2021 - pres. Assistant Dean, Graduate School

2011 - 2021 Director, Interdisciplinary Programs, Graduate School

2011 - 2014 Associate Director, Center for Integrative Conservation Research

Associate Director, Integrative Conservation (ICON) PhD Program

2009 - 2010 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Center for Integrative Conservation Research


2008 PhD, Anthropology, University of Georgia

2008 Doctorat, Ethnologie, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

2009 MS, Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Georgia

2000 BA, Anthropology and Sociology and Broadcast Journalism, Washington and Lee University