Ravi V. Bellamkonda

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ravi V. Bellamkonda serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University. As the institution’s chief academic officer, he ensures the quality of undergraduate, graduate and professional education and advances Emory’s progress as an eminent research university. The deans of all the schools at Emory report to the provost on all academic matters.

Since joining Emory in July 2021, Bellamkonda has focused on strengthening Emory’s distinctive schools, academic operations and faculty culture, and launched university-wide initiatives focused on student flourishing, arts and humanistic inquiry and artificial intelligence in service to humanity.

Before becoming Emory’s provost, Bellamkonda served as the Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Previously, he was Wallace H. Coulter Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. 

Trained as a bioengineer and neuroscientist, Bellamkonda completed his PhD at Brown University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won numerous awards from professional societies in biomedical engineering and biomaterials and served as president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the preeminent policy advocacy group in his field. In 2021, Bellamkonda received a National Institutes for Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Award for his work to design a ‘tractor beam’ to treat pediatric brain tumors, supported by the National Cancer Institute.

Provost Bellamkonda and his wife, Professor Lalita Kaligotla, are the proud parents of two grown children, one of whom is a member of Emory’s Class of 2025.

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In His Own Words

Helping Emory Scholars Flourish

What makes students flourish at academic institutions, in their careers and throughout their lives? In an episode of The Podium, Provost Bellamkonda describes how Emory is transforming the undergraduate experience and his vision for student flourishing that will shape not only what students achieve but who they become.
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