Angela Ayers leads the research communications for the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech along with working closely with the other 10 interdisciplinary research institutes in support of their marketing communication initiatives and events. Prior to joining the research side, Ayers worked for Georgia Tech Professional Education marketing over 1,000 courses annually. She has also taught GT1000 to incoming students. She has a master’s degree in marketing from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Florida.
Shardonay Bluefordhas been a member of the Georgia Tech Athletics compliance staff since 2013. She came to Tech as assistant director of compliance, was promoted to associate director of compliance in 2017, and was named director of compliance in 2019. In her role, she assists with the daily operations of the compliance office that monitors 17 intercollegiate sports. She completed her master’s degree in sports studies at High Point University in December 2010. A 2008 graduate of Norfolk State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Blueford was an outside hitter on the women’s volleyball team from 2005-2008 and a member of the women’s basketball team during 2005-2006.
Carla Bradley is the director of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and also recently earned a master’s degree in engineering (management). Since joining Tech in July 2018, Carla has been actively engaged with new programs and processes to address mental health needs on campus.
Suzy Briggs is the director of business development for the Strategic Energy Institute and director of Corporate Relations at Georgia Tech managing the partnerships with the energy companies across campus. In this role, she is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive program for corporate relations, sponsored research, and private philanthropy related energy. Prior to this position, Briggs was the director of Development for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Briggs has worked on many search committees across campus and was asked by the leadership of Georgia Tech to be an inaugural member of the Staff Advisory Council representing the Office of Development. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pam Buffington is the associate director for Academic Technology with the Office of Information Technology in the Academic and Research Technology directorate. She has a joint role in the Center for 21st Century Universities as director of External and Faculty Engagement. She has extensive experience at Georgia Tech and has worked in a variety of roles and responsibilities since 1995 enabling innovative uses of information technologies in both research and academic/instructional capacities.
Tina Clonts is the director of Administration and Finance in Institute Finance Support where she oversees financial management for units of the president, executive vice president of Administration and Finance, and their direct reports. Clonts provides guidance and acts as a liaison to executives, staff, respective units and budget office. She has over 25 years of higher education experience. Clonts also serves as co-chair of Georgia Tech’s first Conflict of Interest Committee involving policy interpretations and recommendations regarding potential conflicts of interest. She also serves on Title IX panels where tribunal decisions are made.
Melanie DeMaeyer serves as the assistant dean and director of the Georgia Tech Women’s Resource Center and has a decade of experience focused on gender equity and women in higher education. Prior to Georgia Tech, she worked as a children’s advocate and director of outreach and volunteer services for a nonprofit agency serving survivors of intimate partner violence. Additionally, she has held positions of leadership within the Women’s Center Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association and serves as a Safe Space and Trans 101 facilitator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College and State University and a master’s degree in women’s studies from The University of Alabama.
Dominique Ennis joined Georgia Tech from the KIPP Vision Campus in May 2019. Historically working in higher education, she specializes in operations, project management, special events, wellness education and programs, and risk management. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Dominique received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Old Dominion University.
Courtney Ferencik is director of Development for the College of Sciences and engages alumni, foundations, and friends of Georgia Tech to secure philanthropic support for the College and advance the priorities of the dean and school chairs. Previously, Courtney served as director of development for the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences. In this role Courtney’s fundraising results exceeded $60 million in support of faculty research, including an eight-figure research grant from the Marcus Foundation; support for multiple endowed faculty positions and student scholarships; and program enrichment priorities, including CREATE-X.
Patti Futrell serves as director of Leadership Communications within the Institute Communications team. Her team provides communications support and counsel for Georgia Tech’s senior leaders, including the president, provost and EVP for Research. Before she joined Georgia Tech in 2009, she worked at Delta Air Lines for eight years, serving several roles in corporate communications including leadership and executive communications, airport customer service, Delta technology, HR, positive employee relations, and crisis communications.
Sheree L. Gibson currently serves as the interim director of Residence Life for the Department of Housing. She is responsible for providing programmatic direction for the academic and social well-being of students living on campus. She has more than 10 years of experience as a facilitator and lecturer on college students and leadership development. Her research interests include students’ sense of belonging, identity, and black collegiate women. Gibson earned her doctorate in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia.
Kathleen T. Gosden currently serves as a senior attorney specialist in the Office of Legal Affairs. Gosden received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. She has an extensive background in litigation and constitutional, higher education, and employment law. After leaving private practice, Gosden joined the Georgia Attorney General’s Office. As a senior assistant attorney general, she represented state agencies in state and federal employment litigation. In 2011, Gosden joined Georgia Tech and advises on discrimination laws, employment matters, constitutional concerns, Title IX, and litigation issues.
Ann Hoevel is an information designer, digital content producer, strategic planner, editor, and writer. She is the director of communications for the College of Design and a Georgia Tech graduate (STC 1998). At the College of Design, she used her expertise in website planning to completely reinvent the College’s digital footprint. She managed the College’s name change process in 2016 and developed a new narrative for design at Georgia Tech. Hoevel helps the College resonate with broad audiences through content that focuses on novel and altruistic outcomes of design thinking.
Martina Hubbarth serves as executive director of regional development at Georgia Tech and is responsible for the design, implementation, and supervision of the regional development program. She has been with Georgia Tech’s Office of Development for over 12 years having worked with the Scheller College of Business and, in recent years, as director of development for Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). During Campaign Georgia Tech, and along with the ECE development team, she was responsible for over $175M dollars raised, through outright and deferred gifts. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Jennifer Bentson Hubert is currently the interim AVP for Institute Planning and Resource Management (IPRM) at Georgia Tech. The units within IPRM are focused on integrating planning, strategic resource management, financial oversight of Institute operations, and analytic support for decision-making. Hubert joined Tech in March 2015 as the chief of staff to the SVP, A&F. Prior to Tech, she was a director at a large consulting firm that focused specifically on higher education clients. She holds an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in international trade and finance from Louisiana State University.
Marissa Jules is the director of Architecture and Infrastructure at Georgia Tech. In her role, she oversees the Institute’s primary data centers, IT operations and engineering teams. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT infrastructure and service delivery crossing the higher education, advertising, and defense markets. This broad experience gives her unique perspective on many of the challenges facing technology leaders today. Marissa holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.
Tracey A. Reeves is assistant vice president for News and Campus Communication. She leads a department that manages the Institute’s news production, media relations, campus communications and events, and leadership and research communications. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in September 2018, Reeves served for a decade as director of media relations at Johns Hopkins University. She arrived there from The Washington Post where she worked for 11 years as a bureau chief, editor and reporter covering such beats as U.S. Congress and the White House. She received a bachelor’s degree in mass Communications from Illinois State University. She is a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Universities Public Affairs Network and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran
Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran serves as director of International Student and Scholar Services overseeing support for international students and scholars. She is a member leader for NAFSA: Association of International Educators as 2020 Chair of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KC-ISSS). She also serves as a NAFSA Trainer Corps trainer. She holds an MBA from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from Austin Peay State University.
Myrtle Turner Harris
Myrtle Turner Harris is the director of Safety, Health and Environmental Services, a unit of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center. She provides related information and training to public, local, state, and federal agencies. Turner was instrumental in the development of the Georgia Tech professional master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health. She has directed and instructed over 500 continuing education courses. She is a former board chair and president for the National Environmental Safety and Health Training Association Board of Directors.
JulieAnne Williamson has served for nine years as the assistant vice president for Administration and Finance. She returned to Georgia Tech in 1996 from private consulting, leading Georgia Tech's Consulting Services team on projects for academic, research and administrative clients. Williamson has held several long-term interim leadership roles in campus services, campus sustainability, institutional resource planning and management, strategic consulting, and capital planning and space management. She holds three degrees in electrical engineering and industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech.