Leadership

We enable our students to thrive in their chosen fields and shape their future according to their unique talents and interests.

 

Paul M. Goldbart
Dean and Professor of Physics
Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair
paul.goldbart@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.0257

 

David M. Collard
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
david.collard@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.7532

Coordinates activities related to academic programs, including recruitment, retention, curricula, instructional facilities, scholarships, and awards; directs initiatives to broaden participation in STEM, build capacity for undergraduate research, and foster partnerships with neighboring predominantly undergraduate institutions.
 

Lizanne DeStefano
Associate Dean for Outreach; Executive Director, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC); and Professor of Psychology
lizanne.destefano@ceismc.gatech.edu
404.385.1393

Leads efforts to make systemic changes to increase interest and performance of K-12 students in STEM fields, particularly those from underrepresented minorities; participates in Georgia Tech’s efforts to improve the quality of teaching and student experience in STEM education.
 

Julia Kubanek
Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Biology, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
julia.kubanek@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.0326

Builds research opportunities and relationships for faculty and students; advocates on behalf of Georgia Tech scientists to grow research facilities on campus; connects researchers with collaborative and funding opportunities; supports career development of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.
 

Lew E. Lefton
Assistant Dean for Information Technology (IT) and Senior Academic Professional in the School of Mathematics
lew.lefton@gatech.edu
404.385.0052

Supports and advises the College on computing issues; manages all College-level IT support staff, including hiring and classification; works with other colleges to explore collaborations; provides the College's perspective on Institute-level initiatives; facilitates communication and best practices among research faculty, school administrators, and technical staff.
 

J. Cameron Tyson
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Senior Academic Professional in the School of  Chemistry and Biochemistry
cam.tyson@cos.gatech.edu
404.385.0418

Leads undergraduate recruitment; develops and coordinates activities to support undergraduate experiential learning and student retention; works with schools to develop and implement various programs to enrich the undergraduate experience, including undergraduate research and study abroad; coordinates scholarship programs and awards.

 

 

Chairs of Academic Schools

We inspire students to build empowering foundations in the sciences and mathematics. Together, our students and faculty boldly breach the boundaries of human knowledge and create the next generation of scientific and technological advances. 

J. Todd Streelman
School of Biological Sciences
todd.streelman@biology.gatech.edu

M.G. Finn
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
finn@gatech.edu

L. Gregory Huey
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
greg.huey@eas.gatech.edu

Rachel Kuske
School of Mathematics
rkuske7@math.gatech.edu

Pablo Laguna
School of Physics
pablo.laguna@physics.gatech.edu

Frank Durso
School of Psychology
frank.durso@gatech.edu

Administration

We are advocates for all College constituents; we are resources for guidance, assistance, and creative problem-solving.

Juan Archila 
Assistant Director of Facilities
juan.archila@cos.gatech.edu
404.385.2948

Serves as the College's contact for facilities management, building construction and renovations, and unit relocations.

Dian A. Chung 
Director of Administration
dian.chung@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.8584

Plans and directs administrative operations, performing various duties in support of the Dean’s strategic and administrative activities and responsibilities for the College, including human resource programs and services; serves as Human Resources Representative for the College and its units.

Erica S. Edwards
Director of Financial Administration II
erica.edwards@cos.gatech.edu
404.385.5605

Produces and oversees the College’s budget and its allocations to the schools within the College, serves as the College’s contact and representative for finance and budgets.

Justin Filoseta 
Director of Information Technology and Research Scientist II in the School of Mathematics
filoseta@gatech.edu
404.894.7385

Advises on technology, data, and research computing matters; identifies and directs the design, development, and implementation of IT services and solutions to support and enhance the academic and research missions of students and faculty; coordinates IT resources; serves as a campus technical expert. 

Jennifer K. Leavey
Integrated Science Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Georgia Tech Urban Honeybee Project, and Senior Academic Professional in the School of Biological Sciences
jennifer.leavey@cos.gatech.edu
404.385.7229

Leads interdisciplinary co-curricular programming including the College of Sciences SMaRT Living Learning Community, the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project, and science-related service learning and community partnerships; coordinates campus involvement with the Atlanta Science Festival; assists with undergraduate recruitment. 

Gerald E. "Jerry" O'Brien 
Director of Facilities
jerry.obrien@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.8745

Works with faculty, staff, and students to develop plans for renovation of undergraduate and research laboratories; manages renovation projects during design, construction, and occupancy; represents the College in programming, planning, and construction of new buildings that College units will occupy.

Keith L. Oden 
Director of Academic Diversity
keith.oden@chemistry.gatech.edu
404.894.8163

Collaborates with faculty, student organizations, academic departments, research centers, and undergraduate/graduate admissions offices on recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, such as ethnic minorities, women, and first-generation college students; advises the Georgia Tech student chapters of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).

A. Maureen Rouhi 
Director of Communications
maureen.rouhi@cos.gatech.edu
404.385.5207

Coordinates College’s internal and external communications; works with Institute and College communicators to disseminate news about students, faculty, and staff and demonstrate College’s excellence and leadership in science and mathematics research and education; highlights achievements of students, faculty, and staff to attract the best students, staff, and collaborators and to strengthen connections with alumni. 

Arthur G. Wasserman 
Director of Development
arthur.wasserman@cos.gatech.edu
404.894.3529

Works with College leaders and faculty to attract private philanthropy to support the College’s priorities; to advance excellence in teaching and research; and to address needs in student scholarships and fellowships, faculty development, and facility and equipment enhancements.