LDS Directors

Dr. Elizabeth Lopez, Director

Office Location: 25 Park Place, 22nd Floor, #2241


Phone: 404-413-5875

Dr. Elizabeth Sanders Lopez is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition with the Department of English. She became the Director of Lower Division Studies in 2015. Her areas of scholarly interest include New Media Theory, Technology and Culture, Technical Communication, Digital and Hybrid Pedagogy, and Empirical Research Methods. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Miami University and her Master’s and PhD degrees from Purdue University with a primary specialty in Rhetoric and Composition and secondary emphasis on Professional and Technical Writing and Linguistics.

Dr. Angela M. Christie, Faculty Director of Georgia State University’s QEP


Dr. Christie is a Lecturer with the Department of English. She joined the English Faculty and accepted the position of Associate Director, Lower-Division Studies in Spring 2009. Her area of scholarly interest is Nineteenth-Century British Fiction and Literary Theory. Dr. Christie received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Masters’ and PhD from Georgia State University. She has presented papers at conferences such as the British Women’s Writers conference, the International Conference on Narrative, and SAMLA.

Andrea Jurjević, Acting Associate Director

Office Location: 25 Park Place, 22nd Floor, #2245
Phone: 404-413-5860

Andrea Jurjević is the author of Small Crimes, winner of the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Prize, and translator of Mamasafari (Diálogos, 2018), a collection of prose poems by Croatian author Olja Savičević. Andrea’s poems and translations have appeared in literary journals such as EPOCH, TriQuarterly, Best New Poets, the Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. and many other literary journals. Andrea is a recipient of a Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Hambidge Fellowship, and the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award. She is a native of Croatia.

Meagan Malone, Assistant Director

Office Location: 25 Park Place, 22nd Floor, #2240
Phone: 404-413-5860


Meagan Malone is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition. She is interested in exploring and challenging feminist rhetoric and in enacting materialist approaches to composition pedagogy. She received her Bachelor’s degree in French and Philosophy from Millsaps College, a Master’s in ESOL education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University.