Faculty

JARROD HAYES, PH.D.

Jarrod Hayes is an assistant professor of international relations in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. In 2003 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in astrophysics and political science. He completed his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations at the University of Southern California in 2009. His areas of scholarly and teaching interest focus on the role of social orders in shaping international security practice. This has allowed him to investigate a wide range of issues, from U.S.
 

 

RICHARD UTZ, PH.D.

Richard Utz is Chair & Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. An international scholar, who received his PhD from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and who reads and works with historical languages including Latin, Old English, Middle English, Middle High German, and Old French, he has held various positions as educator in Germany and the US. He is the President of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism and editor of its review journal, Medievally Speaking and one of its scholarly journals, The Year’s Work in Medievalism.
 

 

SARAH HIGINBOTHAM, PH.D.

Sarah’s PhD is in early modern literature and her scholarship centers on the intersections of literature and law. At Georgia Tech, she has taught courses on both Shakespeare and the Law’s Violence, and she has also taken her Georgia Tech students to a men’s prison for combined discussions of poetry.
 

 

CARA APPEL-SILBAUGH, PH.D.

Dr. Appel-Silbaugh has served Georgia Tech as the Associate Dean of Students since July, 2011. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. at Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel, and a B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh. In her current role, Dr.
 

 

CHRISTOPHER BURKE

Chris Burke is the Director of Community Relations at Georgia Tech since 2011. Prior to joining Tech, he worked as a research associate at the American Planning Association and served as vice president for government affairs at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.
 

 

GEORGE B. JOHNSTON, PH.D.

George Johnston is an architect and cultural historian with a keen interest in the material culture and significance of our built environment. His research focuses on the role design professions play in the formation and continual transformation of the underlying standards and assumptions that shape our everyday world.
 

 

JOHN D. CRESSLER, PH.D.

John D. Cressler is Schlumberger Chair Professor of Electronics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also teaches in the Technology and Management Program in the College of Business. The basic thrust of Cressler’s research is to develop novel micro/nanoelectronic devices, circuits and systems for next-generation applications within the global electronics infrastructure.
 

 

ALICE FAVERO, PH.D.

Alice Favero is an Environmental Economist passionate about climate change. Her research focuses mainly on the role of forestland in climate change scenarios.
 

 

KIM COBB, PH. D.

Kim Cobb is a climate scientist who uses corals and stalagmites to reconstruct past climate, and is passionate about climate science communication and energy education.
 

 

DAVID KU, PH.D.

David Ku is the Lawrence P. Huang Chair Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship; He is an interdisciplinary with ties to both the School of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Business. He has been involved with four start-up companies, focused on the commercialization of novel medical devices.