Dr. Steven P. Girardot, associate vice provost for undergraduate education, has over nineteen years of higher education experience and is a proud Tech alumnus, having earned both a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech. He completed his doctorate in Chemistry at Emory University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. His research was at the interface of chemistry and environmental health.
In his role as associate vice provost, he manages the operations and administration of the Office of Undergraduate Education, including budget oversight, human resources, communication, strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, and related administrative policies and procedures. Dr. Girardot oversees the co-curricular programs and units within OUE, including Tutoring and Academic Support Programs, the Career Center, Academic Engagement Programs (which includes undergraduate research, student innovation, and living learning communities). He also leads Complete College Georgia (CCG) and Summer Session Initiatives (SSI). Finally, Dr. Girardot chairs or co-chairs special task forces and committees, including initiatives on the Academic Calendar Reforms and Classroom Scheduling. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he finds time to teach First-Year Seminar (GT1000) and First-year (General) Chemistry, and he has developed and taught an Honors Program seminar in Public Health and Epidemiology.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Girardot was the founding director of the center for academic success (CAS) and worked to develop and implement many of Tech’s tutoring and academic support programs. He also served as the director of the office of success programs (which included FASET (New Student Orientation), GT1000 First-Year Seminar, Sophomore Programs, Tutoring and Academic Support programs), where he successfully re-launched the first-year common reading program (now Project One) and oversaw significant enhancements to and expansion of GT1000. In addition, he served as the assistant director for TA and graduate student programs at Tech's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and a program coordinator at Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), where he managed tutoring programs that linked Tech students to local elementary schools. He regularly presents on topics related to first-year programs and student success and participates on several advisory boards and national organizations. These have included serving as the 2019 President of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) and as an advisory board member for the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
In his free time, Dr. Girardot enjoys spending time with his friends, family and daughter, his two Boston Terriers, Pete and Oscar; running (where he has completed six marathons to date); playing tennis; and enjoying Atlanta's great restaurants.