Leslie N. Sharp is the associate vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech. Beginning March 1, 2019, she is also interim CEO of the Library. Sharp teaches historic preservation in the College of Design, where she formerly served as the assistant dean of Academic Affairs and Outreach. Sharp holds a Ph.D. in history and sociology of technology and science and a master's in history of technology from Tech. Her research explores the impact of technology on people and places within the framework of historic preservation, gender, and race. Sharp came to Tech from Middle Tennessee State University, where she held a joint appointment as an associate research professor for the Center for Historic Preservation and History Department. Sharp earned her bachelor's in history from the University of Georgia and her master's in history with an emphasis in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. Her recent publications are Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: Springfield to Chattanooga (2011), “Elevator” and “Christine Ladd-Franklin” entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology (2014), and “Crazy Like the Fox: Atlanta’s Historic Preservation Schizophrenia,” in Planning Atlanta (2015).