Professor Adjo Amekudzi Kennedy has been appointed Associate Chair of Global Engineering Leadership and Research Development (GEL&RD), Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches announced this week.
In her new role, Amekudzi Kennedy will be responsible for advancing global engineering leadership and global research, a focus under the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s five-year strategic plan. Her charge includes developing a minor in global engineering leadership and overseeing the newly established endowed distinguished leadership speakers series. She will also work with the CEE Awards Committee to increase the use and leverage of the Joe S. Mundy Learning Endowment and with CEE faculty and the development office to build relationships with corporations, government and foundations to support faculty and student global outreach.
Amekudzi Kennedy has a range of administrative experiences at Georgia Tech, including serving as chair of the CEE Undergraduate Committee and on the School’s Strategic Planning Committee. She is currently Chair of CEE’s Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee; Group Coordinator for the Transportation Systems Group; and a member of the Undergraduate Committee and Periodic Peer Review Committee. She has also served as faculty advisor for the Engineers Without Borders chapter at Georgia Tech (EWB-GT).
DesRoches also announced this week Professor Jim Mulholland will serve as CEE’s next Associate Chair for Graduate Programs.
Mulholland will be responsible for the successful maintenance, growth and improvement of the School’s graduate program. He has served in a number of leadership roles in CEE and in the environmental engineering (EnvE) program. Since 2009, he has served as EnvE program coordinator. Mulholland replaces Kim Kurtis, who assumes a new role as Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Scholarship in the College of Engineering.
Mulholland joined Georgia Tech in 1993 and developed an air quality curriculum and research program. In 1994, he won an NSF Young Investigator award to study the formation and control of toxic combustion byproducts. In 1996, he began work with researchers at Emory University’s Public Health School on air pollution health effects, a collaboration that has led to the ongoing Southeastern Center for Air Pollution and Epidemiology, an Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Center. He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds one U.S. patent.