Our Leadership


Dean Susan Lozier

Susan Lozier is the dean of the College of Sciences, Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair, and a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

She serves as chief academic officer of the College, providing leadership to more than 3,000 students and 500 faculty members and researchers conducting over $60 million in annual research across six internationally ranked schools.

Lozier earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, and spent three years working as a chemical engineer for the DuPont Company before joining the University of Washington to complete a master’s degree in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in physical oceanography. She was the first woman to graduate from the University of Washington’s physical oceanography doctoral program.

Following postdoctoral studies at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, she joined the faculty of Duke University in 1992, where she led as department chair, faculty senate chair, vice provost for strategic planning, co-chair of Duke’s effort to reimagine graduate education, and as Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Distinguished Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Nicholas School of the Environment, among the highest honors that Duke can bestow on a faculty member. 

Dean Lozier is a physical oceanographer with an interest in large-scale ocean circulation, as well as understanding the physical controls on marine productivity. An active researcher, she is the international lead for the National Science Foundation Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (NSF OSNAP) observing system.

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020, Dean Lozier has served as president of The Oceanography Society, and is past-president of American Geophysical Union (AGU), the scientific organization of more than 60,000 members in 137 countries is a leading voice for science toward a sustainable future. Learn more.


Associate and Assistant Deans

 Deans within the College help guide and advance our mission, purpose, and strategic plan.

David M. Collard

David M. Collard

Senior Associate Dean in the College of Sciences
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Coordinates activities related to recruitment, retention, curriculum, instructional facilities, scholarships, and awards; directs initiatives to broaden participation in STEM and build capacity for undergraduate research.

Matthew Baker

Young-Hui Chang

Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Sciences
Professor of Biological Sciences

Responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing programs that enhance the instructional, research, and career opportunities for faculty. Key areas of responsibility include faculty hiring; mentoring of faculty; faculty retention, promotion, and tenure; and diversity, equity, and inclusion at the faculty level.

Laura Cadonati

Laura Cadonati

Associate Dean for Research in the College of Sciences
Professor of Physics

Builds research opportunities and relationships for faculty and students; advocates on behalf of Georgia Tech scientists to grow research facilities on campus; connects researchers with collaborative and funding opportunities; supports career development of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.

Jennifer K. Leavey

Jennifer K. Leavey

Assistant Dean for Faculty Mentoring for the College of Sciences
Principal Academic Professional in Biological Sciences

Leads college efforts related to mentoring of tenure track and non-tenure track faculty of all levels. Coordinates college educational programs related to science and sustainability including the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project and the Living Building Science Vertically Integrated Project Team.

Carrie Shepler

Carrie Shepler

Assistant Dean for Teaching Effectiveness in the College of Sciences
Principal Academic Professional in the Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leads college efforts to improve student learning experiences through robust support of faculty through mentoring and formative assessment while contributing to college initiatives focused on increasing diversity in and inclusiveness of campus learning spaces.

J. Cameron Tyson

John Cameron Tyson

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Sciences
Principal Academic Professional in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leads student recruitment; develops and coordinates activities to support undergraduate experiential learning and student retention; works with schools to develop and implement various programs to enrich the student experience, including undergraduate research and student international experiences; manages college-level scholarship programs and awards; manages academic program reviews in the College of Sciences; serves as the Faculty Director for the Explore Living Learning Community.


School Chairs

Our school chairs are instrumental in the continued success of the College, helping guide the College's research enterprise and ensuring all students graduate ready to make an impact on our world. 



The College's team of directors are here for your questions and needs. Please visit the directory for individual contacts, and employee resources for helpful links.

Jess Hunt-Ralston

Jess Hunt-Ralston

Director of Communications

Leads communications strategy, planning, news and public relations to advance the mission and vision of the College and its schools. Serves as primary liaison with Institute Communications for media relations and external outreach, brand management and development, interdisciplinary communications and marketing. Advises and counsels leadership and researchers to help share the impact of science and math at Georgia Tech.

Jenny Price

Jenny Price

Director of Human Resources

Develop, implement, and manage HR strategies and procedures for the College of Sciences and its schools. Serve as primary HR partner for the College with GTHR on recruitment, compensation, policy interpretation, employee relations, and performance management.

Amanda Puche

Director of Development

Secures philanthropic support to advance the mission and goals of the College of Sciences and its schools.

Leslie Roberts

Director of Alumni Engagement & Corporate Relations
Partners with alumni, faculty, staff, and students to create social, professional, and academic events and activities; leads alumni and corporation relations communications; collaborates with Development, Career Education, and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association to lead key programs, initiatives, and outreach.

Ross Bongiovi

Director of Facilities and Capital Development

Leads facilities management, building construction and renovations, capital planning and development, and unit relocations for the College.

Kristin Berthold

Director of Finance

Serves as financial advisor to the College’s executive leadership and chief financial liaison to the College’s six schools; oversees all fiscal affairs of the College, including budget administration and financial operations.

Justin Filoseta

Justin Filoseta

Director of Information Technology

Advises on technology, data, and research computing matters; identifies and directs the design, development, and implementation of IT services and solutions to support and enhance the academic and research missions of students and faculty; coordinates IT resources; serves as a campus technical expert.

Lewis A. Wheaton

Lewis A. Wheaton

Director of the Center for Promoting Inclusion and Equity in the Sciences (C-PIES),  Director of the Cognitive Motor Control Lab and Professor in the School of Biological Sciences

Leads diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and programming for the College of Sciences; as well as the recruitment, support, and retention of a diverse population for all sectors of our community ― staff, faculty, and students ― and building of an inclusive community that broadens access to science and mathematics and creates opportunities for advancement.