‘MTSU On the Record’ guest sparks global studies c...

‘MTSU On the Record’ guest sparks global studies classroom dialogue with photos, geography

A professor who combines her love of travel and her love of photography was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Christabel Devadoss, a lecturer in the Department of Global Studies and Human Geography, first aired Jan. 15 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at You can listen to their conversation above.

Dr. Christabel Devadoss

Dr. Christabel Devadoss

Devadoss teaches Geography of Asia/Pacific Rim, Introduction to Regional Geography, and Cultural Geography courses at MTSU. She earned her bachelor’s degree in visual journalism from Kent State University in 2009, her master’s degree in geography from Kent State in 2014 and her doctorate in geography from West Virginia University in 2018.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Devadoss has displayed her photos and prints of national and international landscapes at galleries in Ohio and on her website at

Devadoss, whose grandfathers were photographers, said she uses photos she has taken in India, Spain and around the world to spark interest and dialogue in her classes.

“Textbook photographs are good sometimes, but I like to bring in a little bit more exciting images that I think students can relate to or find more interesting,” Devadoss said.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.