Advisory Board

The COS Advisory Board members in a line on top of the Kendeda building, with the overcast Atlanta skyline behind them

The College of Sciences External Advisory Board provides advice to the Dean regarding priorities and directions for sciences education and research. Board members are from the private sector and academia, and include both alumni and other individuals who are interested in the success of the College and Georgia Tech.

Heidi Schindler

Heidi Schindler

B.S. Applied Biology 1997

Head of Commercial Coaching and Project Management MilliporeSigma

Jeffrey Scott Hurley

Jeffrey S. Hurley, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Chemistry 1992
M.S. Chemistry 1990

President, Tazza Brands


Nigamnarayan “Nigam”  Acharya

M.S. Chemistry 2011

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Dr. Allen Annis

Allen Annis, Ph.D.

B.S. Chemistry 1993

Senior VP of Research
Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.


James Belanger, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2012
B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 2007

Senior Meteorological Scientist
Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners

Angela Clark

Angela Clark

B.S. Applied Biology 1994

Vice President, Federal Market, AECOM

Mercedes Dullum

Mercedes Dullum, M.D.

B.S. Biology 1975

Consultant, Healthcare and International Services

Belma Erdogan-Haug

Belma Erdogan-Haug, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Ph.D. Chemistry 2003

Head of Product Development, Henkel of America, Inc.

Alexis E. Gallardo

Alexis E. Gallardo

B.S. Chemistry 1991

Vice President, Proluxa, S.A.

Tracy Giest

Tracy Giest

Ph.D. Applied Physiology 2015

Sr. Staff Research Scientist, Fitbit, Inc.

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Karla Haack, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Biology 2009

Associate Medical Writer, Merck


Eva Heintz, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Chemistry 2004

Manager, Strategic Key Accounts, Solvay Specialty Polymers

Thomas S. Kim

Thomas S. Kim, J.D.

B.S. Chemistry 1992

President and Chief Executive Officer, EpiVario, Inc.

Fred A. Levin

Fred A. Levin, M.D.

B.S. Applied Biology 1972

President (Retired)
East Atlanta Gastroenterology


Stewart W. Long

B.S. Physics 1975

Managing Director, Patriots for Reliable Electric


Jack McCallum, M.D., Ph.D.

B.S. Applied Biology 1972

Chairman and CEO, IntegerHealth


Jessica McDermott, M.D.

B.S. Applied Biology 2004

Hemoncologist, University of Colorado

Nathan Meehan

D. Nathan Meehan, Ph.D., P.E.

B.S. Physics 1975

CMG Petroleum Consulting, Ltd., Founder

David Moody

David Moody

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 1988

Chief Executive Officer, Jadex Inc.

Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Peck

B.S. Mathematics 1975

Mathematical Analyst (Retired), The Coca-Cola Company

Kelly Sepcic-Pfiel

Kelly Sepcic Pfeil, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Chemistry 1992
M.S. Chemistry 2003

President, ArrowInno

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith, Ph.D.

B.S. Applied Biology 1986

Professor and Director Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovations Center (EPIC), Clemson University

Christa Sobon profile

Christa Sobon

M.S. Psychology 1996

Director of Digital Business Operations, Manheim

Gerald W. Staton Jr., M.D.

B.S. Chemistry 1972

Professor Emeritus, Emory Healthcare

John Sutherland

John Sutherland, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Physics 1967
M.S. Physics 1964
B.S. Physics 1962

Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Augusta University

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Nsé Ufot

B.S. Psychology 2002

Activist and Community Organizer

G. David Williamson

G. David "Dave" Williamson, Ph.D.

B.S. Applied Biology 1973

Associate Director for Science
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tia Williams

Tia Williams

B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1996

GVP Product Design at New Relic