Kyla Turpin Ross, Ph.D.
Office Phone: 404-894-2863
Kyla Ross is the Assistant Vice Provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution and oversees the interpretation and enforcement of Georgia Tech policies and rules, as well as the grievances, complaints, and inquiries by administrators, faculty, staff, and students. She monitors trends in conflicts across the Institute and provides training opportunities that promote positive lab, work, and class environments.
Ross was among the first class of doctoral students in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Upon completing her Ph.D., she served as a postdoctoral fellow in the NIH-funded Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) Program. She then joined the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU) in 2008 as the director of the anatomy and physiology program in the Department of Biology. She returned to Georgia Tech in 2016 as the Director of Graduate Training in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, where she developed and implemented ethics, teaching, and professional development training programs for faculty and graduate students. Ross is active in physiology education research and has been instrumental in transforming undergraduate physiology courses at GSU and Georgia Tech. She has served in several leadership positions, including President, is in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), a professional society dedicated to advancing anatomy and physiology education, and she has mentored community college faculty on the NSF-funded Community College Anatomy & Physiology Education Research (CAPER) project.
Ross is a registered mediator and trained facilitator for Entering Mentoring, an evidence-based, interactive mentor training curriculum for faculty and students, and she has co-hosted faculty workshops on mentorship and lab culture. Along with her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, Ross also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Louisiana State University.