About the Program

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) started in 2016 and is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty. Over the course of six months, participants take part in several activities —  workshops, small-group work, and coaching — to contribute to leadership development.

The eighth cohort of Georgia Tech’s Emerging Leaders Program has been selected. Starting in December 2023 and continuing through Spring 2024, participants will take part in several leadership development activities, including a kick-off retreat at the Carter Center, regular workshops and small group work during the Spring, and leadership coaching. This is the first year the program has been open to senior and principal non-tenure track faculty and research faculty.

The eighth cohort includes the following faculty members:

College of Computing
  • Betsy DiSalvo, Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing
College of Design
  • Maureen Linden, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
  • Tarek Rakha, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
College of Engineering
  • Aaron Young, Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • John A. Christian, Associate Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Omer Inan, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Santiago Grijalva, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Sheng Dai, Associate Professor, School of Civic and Environmental Engineering
  • Amit Jariwala, Director of Design and Innovation, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dima Nazzal, Director of Professional Practice, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Sciences
  • John Wise, Professor, School of Physics
  • Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • Allen Hyde, Associate Professor, School of History and Sociology
Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Amy D’Unger, Interim Director and Associate Director, Honors Program
Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Dana Forsthoefel Fitzgerald, Principal Research Engineer, Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory
Institute for People and Technology
  • Clint Zeagler, Principal Research Scientist

ELP Recommendation Committee