Georgia Hambrecht, PhD, is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University. She has earned a Doctoral degree from Kent State University; a Master's degree from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has taught in the university setting for over 35 years in Indiana and North Carolina. Dr. Hambrecht has written and presented in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deafblindness, Clinical Observation, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). She has received various honors, including Western Carolina University College of Health and Human Science Board of Governors Innovative Teaching Award in 2007 and 2018, Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Distinguish Teacher Educator Award, Indiana State University School of Education's Coffman Distinguished Professor Award and Indiana State University President's Metal.