Meet the Faculty

Michele  Bolduc

Michele Bolduc

Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Health

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6066
Office Location: Buttrick Hall G5

Office Hours: Spring 2017
Any time by appointment

Academic Degrees

B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

I am a medical geographer that approaches public health issues from a critical, interdisciplinary, action-based perspective. In my dissertation research, I explore the socio-spatial factors impacting health care delivery in the farmworker community of Immokalee, Florida. I am also interested in the political economy of health and health care, the political ecologies of environmental health, food and nutrition studies, and immigrant health more broadly.

Though I am trained as a social scientist, I use my teaching to convey my passion for interdisciplinary thinking. My main objective as a teacher, however, is to get students excited to learn about the world and think about things in new ways, and I think a geographic perspective is a great way to do that. I strongly believe that getting students thinking about current issues and connecting them to their own lives helps to produce deep-thinking global citizens. I also believe in the power that active learning strategies have in the classroom, so my courses use in-class activities and discussion aimed at critical thinking and problem solving.

In my (unfortunately limited) spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, dancing, cooking, picking up hobbies and then not having time to do them, and spending time with my family.

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