Provost Names Faculty Advisory Group in Support of International Partnerships

With the renewed emphasis on global engagement articulated in Georgia Tech’s new strategic plan, Institute leadership has formed an advisory group that will provide additional focus in forging future international partnerships.

Steve McLaughlin
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Steve McLaughlin is the vice provost for international initiatives and a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Earlier this month, Provost Rafael Bras announced the creation of the International Advisory Group, a faculty committee that will serve to support and advise both the provost and the vice provost on issues related to Georgia Tech’s strategy for global engagement.

“In Tech’s strategic plan, a stated goal is the expansion of our global footprint and influence,” said Steve McLaughlin, vice provost for International Initiatives and chair of the advisory group. “Not only will this foster research collaborations and promote economic development both at home and abroad, but also ensure Georgia Tech graduates good global citizens who are prepared to assume leadership positions with multinational institutions.”

The International Advisory Group will meet at least once per quarter with the agenda centered on pending issues and advice/assistance in shaping our global engagement. Immediate tasks for this group include finalizing Tech’s Global Strategic Plan and developing a set of guidelines for reviewing Institute-level opportunities for international partnership.

Inaugural members of the International Advisory Group include:

  • Godfried Augenbroe, Architecture 
  • Vicki Birchfield, International Affairs 
  • Aaron Bobick, Interactive Computing 
  • John-Paul Clarke, Aerospace Engineering 
  • Andrei Fedorov, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Merrick Furst, Computer Science 
  • Larry Jacobs, College of Engineering 
  • Seth Marder, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • John McIntyre, Management 
  • John Pappolymerou, Electrical and Computer Engineering