Meredith Welch-Devine

I wear two hats at the University of Georgia. I am an associate professor of anthropology, and my research is centered on how humans experience our changing climate and how they plan for the future. Read more about that here, and check out the book I edited with Anne Sourdril and Brian Burke -- Changing Climate, Changing Worlds: Local Knowledge and the Challenges of Social and Ecological Change. Excerpts from the book are available on the Research page. I teach a variety of courses for both undergraduates and graduate students, and I enjoy mentoring doctoral students, particularly those interested in interdisciplinary work. 

With my other hat, I serve as the Assistant Dean of the UGA Graduate School. I am the chief of staff for the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean, and I coordinate key initiatives with Graduate School directors and campus partners. 


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