After earning a doctorate in cognitive psychology at Emory University, Jody Usher served as assistant dean in three of Emory’s nine schools—Emory College, the Graduate School, and the School of Public Health. Her strong interest in ending racism also placed her in the university president’s office for two university-wide diversity projects involving the US and Emory’s race history.
Jody completed her multifaceted career at Emory in 2011 when she and her spouse Carroll Moate moved to Anderson, SC. The magnets that drew them from Atlanta are three grandchildren who live in the Upstate and love their Grammies!
Today Jody serves as the senior lay leader of Peace Church, UCC which (until Covid-19) meets at OLLI in Patrick Square on Sunday’s at 5:00 PM. A lifelong learner, she has been a “senior citizen” student at Clemson University taking one undergraduate course each semester for the last five years. Most pertinent to this website, Jody serves as the Recording Secretary of Friends of CAAAM with great honor.