About the Program

The Emerging Leaders Program started in 2016 and is designed for associate and full professors who have attained tenure. Over the course of nine months, participants take part in several activities including a fall weekend workshop, monthly workshops, small-group work, and a 360-degree assessment. The program 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 Graduate Education and Faculty Development.

2022-2023 Cohort Selected

The seventh cohort of Georgia Tech’s Emerging Leaders Program has been selected. Starting in Fall 2022 and continuing through Spring 2023, participants will take part in several leadership development activities, including a fall weekend workshop, monthly workshops, small-group work, and a 360-degree assessment.

“We’re pleased to welcome the seventh cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Supporting faculty as they pursue their leadership journey, the program is an investment in our faculty, our strategic plan goals, the Institute, and the Georgia Tech community as a whole.”

All six of Georgia Tech’s Colleges are represented in the seventh cohort.

Scheller College of Business

  • Deven Desai, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator for Law and Ethics
  • Basak Kalkanci, Associate Professor of Operations Management

College of Computing

  • Ada Gavrilovska, Associate Professor - School of Computer Science
  • Dana Randall, ADVANCE Professor of Computing - School of Computer Science

College of Design

  • Alexander Lerch, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies - School of Music
  • Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director - School of Building Construction

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 

  • Narin Hassan, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Study for MS-Global Media and Cultures - School of Literature, Media, and Communication

College of Sciences 

  • Tamara Bogdanović, Professor - School of Physics
  • Jennifer Curtis, Professor - School of Physics

College of Engineering

  • Stanislav Emelianov, Joseph M. Pettit Chair in Microelectronics, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and Professor - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Martha Grover, Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Marta Hatzell, Associate Professor and Woodruff Faculty Fellow - George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Losego, Associate Professor and MSE Faculty Fellow - School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Lauren Stewart, Williams Family Early Career Professor and Associate Professor - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Susan Thomas, Associate Professor and Woodruff Professor - George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Ying Zhang, Professor and Senior Associate Chair, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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2022-23 Program Dates

Note: other than the workshop, sessions will vary from 3–5 hours between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m on Friday afternoons.


August 26, 2022 | Welcome Session

September 10, 2022 | Offsite Workshop

October 7, 2022 Session I

October 21, 2022 Session II

November 4, 2022 Session III

November 18, 2022 Session IV

December 9, 2022 Session V

January 20, 2023 Session VI

February 3, 2023 Session VII

March 3, 2023 Lunch with Executive Leadership

March 17, 2023 | Session IX

April 7, 2023 | Case Study and Graduation Reception