Christie Hand

Assistant Professor Academic Director Class of 2017


  • M.A. Texas State University
  • B.A. Central Washington University
  • B.A. Seattle Pacific University



Christie is committed to ensuring that higher education is relevant and accessible to all. The benefits and opportunities available through education should not be for a select few. Towards this end, she is enthusiastic about trying new models and approaches which help to increase the reach of higher education and enable greater success. Her style is that of facilitation, empowering students to take responsibility for their own learning, and becoming life-long learners. Christie has been working at Future Generations University since 2007.


  • GSF 601 Graduate Studies Foundations I
  • GSF 602 Graduate Studies Foundations II


Hand, C. and Payne, E. First-Generation College Students: A Study of Appalachian Student Success, Journal of Developmental Education, 32 (1), Fall 2000.

Hodges, R. and Hand, C. Teaching in Postsecondary Institutions: An Interview with Dr. Wilbert McKeachie, Journal of Developmental Education, 28 (3), Spring 2005.