Chair Search for Georgia Tech School of Public Policy

Two finalists have been chosen in the School of Public Policy chair search. As part of the final selection process, candidates will present a seminar addressing their broad vision for the school. The virtual candidate seminars will be open to the Georgia Tech community including students, faculty, and staff. Interested individuals can watch virtually in real-time, or watch a post-event video of each candidate presentation.

Cassidy R. Sugimoto

Professor of Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington

Sugimoto’s research expertise is in the domains of science policy, scholarly communication, and scientometrics. She investigates the ways in which knowledge in produced, disseminated, and evaluated, with a particular interest in issues of diversity and inclusion. She has edited and authored several books, the most recent of which—Measuring Research: What everyone needs to know—is a primer for those new to scientometrics. Her publication record is extensive and varied—including venues such as Nature, The Lancet, eLife, Social Studies of Science, Science and Public Policy, Public Administration Review, and Science and Engineering Ethics. She regularly presents across the globe and her work is covered by major press outlets including Nature, Science, The Atlantic, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Guardian. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the International Development Research Centre, among other agencies. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been recognized in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology. She is currently serving as the President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics and recently completed a two-year rotation at the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Science of Science program. Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information science, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Curriculum Vitae

Candidate Seminar: Tuesday, February 2, 11 am-12:15 pm 

Join Candidate Seminar Candidate Evaluation Survey

The candidate survey will be available for responses until 11:59 pm on Friday, February 12. 

Joshua L. Rosenbloom

Professor of Economics and Chair
Department of Economics, Iowa State University

Rosenbloom holds an B.A. degree in History from Oberlin College (1981), and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University (1988). Rosenbloom is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA). His research interests include the economic history of the United States, labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, and science policy. He is the author one book and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in Economic History, Labor Economics, and Science Policy. He began his career at the University of Kansas in 1988 and remained on the faculty there until moving to Iowa State University in 2015. During his tenure at the University of Kansas he was Director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis in the Institute for Policy Research (2001-2006), and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies (2006-2012). He has also served as Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program (2012-2014).

Curriculum Vitae

Candidate Seminar: Tuesday, February 9, 11 am-12:15 pm 

Join Candidate Seminar Candidate Evaluation Survey

The candidate survey will be available for responses until 11:59 pm on Friday, February 12. 

More Information

Job Profile

The advisory search committee has developed a job profile comprised of the job description, an overview of the School of Public Policy, and the leadership and administrative management responsibilities for the School Chair position.

Position Description

Search Timeline

  • October 31, 2020 — Deadline to submit application materials for optimal consideration
  • November/December 2020 – Semi-finalist Interviews
  • January/February 2021 – Finalist Interviews
  • March/April 2021– Hire Decision
  • No later than August 2021 – Hire Date

Search Committee

Dean Kaye Husbands Fealing appointed an advisory search committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students in August 2020.

  • Search Committee Chair: Richard Utz, Professor and Chair, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Annie Anton, Professor, School of Interactive Computing
  • Justin Biddle, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
  • Lindsey Bullinger, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy
  • Brad Fain, Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Communications Policy
  • Karl Grindal, Doctoral student and Public Policy Graduate Student Association Liaison
  • Brad Hastings, Interim Director of Development, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • Usha Nair-Reichert, Associate Professor, School of Economics
  • Juan Rogers, Professor, School of Public Policy
  • Leslie Ross, Academic Program Manager, School of Public Policy
  • Chad Slieper, Academic Professional and Director of the Law, Science, and Technology Program, School of Public Policy
  • Kyle Smith, Undergraduate Student and Executive Vice President, Georgia Tech Student Government Association
  • Will Jimerson, Director of Human Resources, serves as administrative coordinator for the search process.

For more information about the School of Public Policy, please visit the School of Public Policy (

For more information about the search process, please email

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.