John Weatherford

Senior Lecturer

Before joining the NMI as a Lecturer, John taught in the English Department at UGA. His courses covered topics such as Digital Media Literacy, Documentary Filmmaking, Writing for Nonprofits, and TED Talks. Since joining the NMI, he’s developed courses on native iOS application development using Swift, Apple’s newest programming language, and on new media photography. He also serves on the steering committee for TEDxUGA as Director of Production and Photography. John co-founded and serves as CFO of the Calliope Initiative, a non-profit open-source software project that designs web applications for writing courses.

John joined the NMI in August 2014.

Bragging Rights

2020 UGA Aspire Fellow
2019 CTL Active Learning Summer Institute
2019 Affordable Learning Georgia Mini-Grant Recipient
2019 VentureWell Grant Recipient
2018 CTL Innovative Teaching Fellow
2017-2018 UGA Special Collections Library Faculty Fellow
2017-2018 UGA Service Learning Fellow
2017-2018 Grady College Online Learning Fellow
2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2016-2017 Grady College Online Learning Fellow
2016-2017 UGA Teaching Academy Fellow
2016 CTL Teacher of the Week
2015-2016 Grady College Online Learning Fellow
2015-2016 UGA Writing Fellow

In the News

2022 2022: New Media Institute presents program certificates as NFTs
2021 New podcast studio offers production space to students around campus
2020 Political Logos: Power, Persuasion and Pitfalls
2020 Students use technology to improve ‘access to justice’
2019 New Media Institute publishes native apps from capstone class
2017 Growing demand leads Grady College to offer additional online courses for summer semester
2016 NMI students debut UGA sticker pack for new iOS 10 feature
2016 The Weather Channel taps NMI students for millennial advice
2016 Grady College doubles summer online course offerings
2016 New Media Institute’s John Weatherford selected as a 2015-16 CTL Writing Fellow