Learning Community Development (LCD) is a department under the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Online Education (CETLOE) at Georgia State University.

Our mission is to curate culturally responsive programming for GSU students and faculty. These programs develop interdisciplinary relationships across the University and Atlanta community. The following are our current initiatives: Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy, PantherHackers, Digital Learners to Leaders, and Development Innovation Leadership Team.

Learning Community Development at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Digital Leaders to Learners

Digital Learners to LeadersDigital Learners to Leaders is an initiative for student-led teams to create digital solutions to real challenges that students identify. Students will grow digital skills and develop their portfolios with support and guidance from a diverse group of technology professionals in Atlanta’s education, business, government, and non-profit communities.

Learn More About the Digital Leaders to Learners  

Learn More About the Digital Leaders to Learners  

Development Innovation Leadership Team

The Development Innovation Leadership Team will give GSU students opportunities to increase their digital literacy and professional skills while working on real CETLOE projects. CETLOE teams will hire diverse sophomores and juniors, allowing students a few years to intern and gain worked-based experience while contributing to CETLOE teams’ success.

Insights on the Interns


Meet our Interns

Yan Zhou

Big Data & Analytics  |  Senior

Career Goal: To be a data scientist in higher education, oil and gas industry or business field.

Maya Wilson

Janiyah White

Psychology (Pre-Med) |  Sophomore

Career Goal: To become a dermatologist or gynecologist.

Morgan Turner

MHA/MBA  |  Graduate

Career Goal: To help people better their lives through Health and Wellness.

Sarah Rose

Film and Media |  Senior

Career Goal: To become a producer at an Atlanta-based film studio while continuing my freelance videography and photography business.

Alyssa Pettaway

Economics  |  Senior

Career Goal: To contribute to policy decisions that positively improve and impact regional economic centers.

Nirvanie Persaud

Film and Media  |  Junior

Career Goal: To become a producer for a television show or movie, which will allow me to be creative and give audiences a new perspective.

Camlinh Huynh

Graphic Design  |  Senior

Career Goal: To continue learning different fields of design as she completes her Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Shafaat Huda

Computer Science  |  Senior

Career Goal: To obtain a master’s degree in computer science and work with a government agency.

Sydney Holmes

Game Design  |  Sophomore

Career Goal: To become a game artist for a triple A game company after college.

Mia Grant

Film and Media  |  Junior

Career Goal: To gain experiences that help me grow as a photographer, filmmaker and musician.

Joelle Carreon

School Counseling  |  Graduate

Career Goal: To become a school counselor at the high school level and bring the necessary resources to students to help them achieve their goals.

Kaliena Bowen

Media Entrepreneurship  |  Junior

Career Goal: To work as a Creative Director in the Film and Media Industry.

Devangi Singh Bohra

Data Science & Analytics  |  Senior

Career Goal: To become a Data Scientist and contribute to data driven organizations by developing data inferences and delivering business insights using innovative methodologies and technology.

Sanjana Bhat

Computer Science  |  Senior

Career Goal: To go into UI/UX design after graduation.

Ayomide Adeola

Biology (Pre Med)  |  Junior

Career Goal: To become a director of a renowned medical program.


PantherHackers is a student-led technology club at Georgia State University. They provide a technological playground for students interested in technology and innovation. A variety of events are hosted, such as workshops, hackathons, and weekly interest group meetings. PantherHackers is committed to advancing student learning and promoting inter-club unity at Georgia State University.