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Young Harris College professor selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Dr. Jennifer Schroeder, a biology professor at Young Harris College, was one of 18 faculty members across the state of Georgia selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the May 2023 symposium. 

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program was established in 1995 by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia from 1991-1999, to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. Miller ‘51, one of Young Harris College’s most notable graduates, was also a strong supporter of the College and education in general. Miller created the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship and Georgia’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program during his tenure as governor.

Schroeder was selected from institutions of higher education across the state following a competitive application and selection process.

“It was an amazing opportunity to work side-by-side with other science professors from across the state to share some of the struggles we experience and discuss ways to make our classrooms more inclusive and engaging for all of our students,” commented Schroeder. 

Gov. Miller envisioned the program would address faculty members’ pressing need to use emerging technologies and learn instructional approaches that are becoming increasingly important for teaching in today’s society. The program is an outreach effort of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.

To enhance instruction in Georgia’s colleges and universities, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program assumes the complex challenge of moving faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice.

To date, more than 200 disciplines, professions and fields have been represented by over 700 Fellows from more than 90 public and private institutions statewide. To learn more about the McBee Institute of Higher Education and the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, please visit

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit