Strategic Plan Study Committee


  1. Conduct a study that answers the question: “What should be the purpose and potential of a liberal arts college at a technology-centered university in the 21st century?”

  2. Using a National Academies styled process, collect data that will inform the analysis for the study question.

  3. Write a report consisting of findings, conclusions and recommendations that emphasizes the College’s strengths and redefines its purpose and potential.

  4. Develop recommendations on how IAC aligns and can uniquely contribute to the Institute’s strategic plan.

Focus Areas

  • Impact and outreach to the community
  • Curriculum
  • Co-curricular and experiential learning experiences (programming)
  • Research portfolio
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and mental health
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Funding diversification and development


  • Alok Amatya, Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

  • Michael Best, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

  • Andre Brock, Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, andCommunication

  • Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Professor, School of Economics

  • Lelia Glass, Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages

  • Robert Hampson, Administrative Manager, School of History and Sociology

  • Steve Hodges, Director of Information Technology, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

  • Alyssa Horace, Undergraduate Student, Sam Nunn School ofInternationalAffairs

  • Melissa Ianetta, Professor and Director of the Writing and Communication Program, School of Literature Media and Communication

  • Dina Khapeva, Professor, School of Modern Languages

  • Aaron Levine, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy

  • Daniel Marchetto, PhD Student, School of Public Policy

  • Nathan Moon, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Advanced Communications Policy

  • Jennifer Singh, Associate Professor, School of History and Sociology

  • Aselia Urmanbetova, Associate Academic Professional, School of Economics

  • KeAndré Williams, Undergraduate Student, School of Economics

  • Clifford Woodburn, Commanding Officer and Professor of the Practice, ROTC-Army