Dean Husbands Fealing Announces Search Committee for Next Chair of Public Policy

Posted July 31, 2020

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Kaye Husbands Fealing has announced that an international search for the next chair of School of Public Policy will be launched in fall 2020.

Richard Utz, chair and professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, will chair the search.

The search committee will provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage throughout the process. More details about the process will be announced throughout the Fall semester. It is anticipated that the next chair and will start no later than Fall 2021.

Marilyn Brown, Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems, will continue to serve as interim chair of the School of Public Policy until the position is filled.

Dean Husbands Fealing announced the search committee whose members, she said, “have committed to thoughtfully contributing to the search process.” They are:

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, PhD Student and President, Public Policy Graduate Student Association 

Usha Nair-Reichert, Professor, School of Economics

Juan Rogers, Professor, School of Public Policy

Leslie Ross, Academic Program Manager, School of Public Policy

Matt Ryan, Associate Vice President, Office of Development

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

Richard Utz, Chair and Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication


Will Jimerson, Director of Human Resources, will serve as administrative coordinator for the search process until the executive assistant to the dean position is filled.

“I look forward to involving our college community in this very important process for the School of Public Policy, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and Georgia Tech,” said Dean Husbands Fealing.

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