Academic Leadership Program


The Emory Academic Leadership program, an Office of the Provost initiative managed by the Faculty Affairs team, provides specialized training and development for the next generation of academic leaders.

The program brings together faculty members from both Emory and Atlanta-area colleges and universities, including Agnes Scott College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.

The curriculum is designed to help participants focus on their individual leadership development, to enhance their understanding of the complexity of the university, and to create a pipeline of future university leaders.

Participants attend a series of workshops with applied learning in topics such as:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership styles
  • Legal affairs
  • Management skills
  • Media and communications
  • Strategic planning
  • University finance, planning, and assessment

The biennial program schedule, based on the academic calendar, starts in August and ends the following April.

The selection process starts in the spring semester for the following year's program. The Office of the Provost invites nominations from the deans of Emory's nine schools and Atlanta-area colleges and universities, reviews nominations, and notifies selected candidates.

Emory University | 2021–2022 Participants

Marla Frederick

Candler School of Theology

Jen Gandhi

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Craig Hadley

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Ilya Nemenman

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Giacomo Negro

Goizueta Business School

Eun-Ok Im

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Pearl Dowe

Oxford College

Solveig Argeseanu Cunningham

Rollins School of Public Health

Joanna Shepherd

School of Law

Tracey Henry

School of Medicine

Jason Liebzeit

School of Medicine

Atlanta Colleges and Schools | 2021–2022 Participants

Mary Cain

Agnes Scott College

Cimona Hinton

Clark Atlanta University

Hyesoon Kim

Georgia Institute of Technology

Armin Mikler

Georgia State University

Cécile Accilien

Kennesaw State University

Valerie Haftel

Morehouse College

Tiffany Oliver

Spelman College