Michelle Rinehart is vice provost for Faculty. The newly created Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty supports and advocates for the interests of Tech’s almost 4,000 faculty members, meant to deliver an exceptional faculty experience through the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse and talented workforce.
Rinehart has 18 years of administrative leadership in faculty affairs and development, academic affairs, assessment and accreditation, student success, and enrollment management. She has been at Georgia Tech since joining as assistant dean in 2013, and then in 2015 associate dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach in Tech’s College of Design.
Before joining Georgia Tech, Rinehart worked at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. from 2004 through 2013, serving as assistant dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. She was director of Public Programs at the National Building Museum, and senior project manager at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, both in Washington, D.C. She also worked as an adjunct instructor and program coordinator at Tulane University.
At Georgia Tech, she was selected for the College of Design’s Dean’s Award in 2021, and the Thank a Teacher Award, from the Center for Teaching and Learning, that same year. She serves as faculty advisor for the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and the American Institute of Architecture Students. She is also faculty co-advisor for the ABLE Alliance, an organization to improve on-campus disability inclusion, and teaches undergraduate design studios, history of architecture, introductory courses in the built environment, and special topics on career development.
Rinehart earned her doctorate in education (Ed.D.), with a focus on the role of higher education in serving the public good, from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University.