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The fifth cohort of Georgia Tech’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) has been selected. Starting in Fall 2020 and continuing through Spring 2021, the 16 participants will take part in leadership development workshops, a fall weekend activity, small-group work, self-assessments, and 360-degree assessments.

“As we enter our fifth year, we are so pleased with the continued interest and engagement with the Emerging Leaders Program from faculty across the Colleges,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and K. Harrison Brown Family Chair. “Since 2016, the program has supported faculty who are passionate about continuing their leadership journey and, in so doing, has promoted a growing culture of leadership at Georgia Tech.”

The fifth cohort reflects many of Georgia Tech’s Schools and Colleges.

College of Computing

  • Polo Chau, associate professor, School of Computational Science and Engineering
  • Elizabeth Cherry, associate professor, School of Computational Science and Engineering
  • Alessandro Orso, professor, School of Computer Science

College of Design

  • Baabak Ashuri, associate professor, School of Building Construction

College of Engineering

  • Morris Cohen, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Anna Erickson, Woodruff Professor and associate professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Karen Feigh, professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Benjamin Klein, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Yao Xie, Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor and associate professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Fumin Zhang, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Sciences

  • David Ballantyne, professor, School of Physics
  • Facundo Fernandez, Vasser Woolley Foundation Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry and professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Brian Hammer, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences
  • Jake Soper, associate professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

  • Karen Head, associate professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Matthew Oliver, associate professor, School of Economics

The ELP was started in 2016 and is designed for associate and full professors who have attained tenure. The program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact, and the Office of Graduate Education and Faculty Development. 

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program.