Provost Steven W. McLaughlin has convened a search committee tasked with selecting the new dean for the College of Design, following the departure of Dean Steve French. The search is chaired by Kaye Husbands Fealing, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected as the search firm. 

Read the position specification.

Finalists Chosen in College of Design Dean Search

Five finalists have been chosen in the College of Design dean search. As part of the final selection process, all candidates will visit campus and present a seminar addressing their broad vision for the College of Design. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the hour-long seminars. Interested individuals can attend in person or watch a post-event video of each candidate’s presentation.

Additional details, including each candidate’s bio and curriculum vitae, as well as links to the post-event videos and feedback surveys, are available on candidate pages via the links provided below. Please note that Georgia Tech login credentials are required to access all candidate pages. The candidate pages, including feedback surveys, will remain open until 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

All seminars will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Clough 152. The finalists' seminars will be held on the following dates:

Candidate No. 1: Tuesday, Sept. 7

Candidate No. 2: Thursday, Sept. 9

Candidate No. 3: Tuesday, Sept. 14

Candidate No. 4: Tuesday, Sept. 21

Candidate No. 5: Thursday, Sept. 23


Search Committee

Kaye Husbands Fealing (Chair) – Dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Ivan Allen Jr. Chair
Mark Cottle – Associate Professor of Architecture
Susanna Greiner – Undergraduate Student, Architecture
Alan Harrison – College Administrative Officer, College of Design
Javier Irizarry – Associate Professor of Building Construction
Lisa Marks – Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
Chris Moore – Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music; Director of Athletic Bands
Dan Nemec – Associate Director, Capital Planning and Space Management
Catherine Ross – Harry West Professor of City & Regional Planning
Susan Sanders – Director of Development, College of Design
Lauren Stewart – Williams Family Early Career Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Akash Talyan – Graduate Student, Industrial Design
David Bamburowski (ex-officio) – Director of Academic & Research Faculty Affairs
Mary Thomas (ex-officio, search support) – Program Manager Senior, Office of the Provost