Leadership Team

Roberta Berry, J.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Honors Program
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Dr. Berry is a tenured associate professor in the School of Public Policy and holds a joint appointment with Georgia State University's College of Law as a professor of science & technology law, policy, & ethics.  She joined Tech in 1999 and during her time has initiated several educational initiatives to enhance undergraduate education. Dr. Berry established a new pre-law minor, connects students interested in intellectual property law with law student mentors and engages students in team-based, problem-driven learning projects with challenging problems in bioethics and biotechnology. Dr. Berry earned her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame; her J.D. at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.

Jennifer Hirsch, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
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Dr. Jennifer Hirsch is a Cultural Anthropologist specializing in community sustainability, cultural diversity, asset-based community development, and network building. She comes to Georgia Tech after eight years working with communities, municipalities, museums, universities, and businesses on sustainability and climate action in the Chicago area as well as around the country. She also has an extensive background in university administration, focused on study abroad and experiential education. She earned her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and her BA in American Culture from Northwestern University. She studied abroad at Waseda University in Japan and spent three years working in Japan for the Japanese government and Baxter Healthcare. In her free time, Dr. Hirsch enjoys biking, hiking, and kayaking, spending time with her partner, son, and their two wire-haired terriers, reading, traveling (particularly to Asia), and volunteering with fair trade and reentry from prison programs.

Donald Pearl, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Academic Success
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Dr. Donald Pearl started with Georgia Tech on January 1, 2016 to serve as the Director for the Center for Academic Success. He has 25 years of experience as a professor of physics and mathematics and as an academic administrator. He has worked at a number of colleges in his career and has worked with many student success programs. Most recently he was responsible for the Complete College Georgia initiatives of Georgia Perimeter College.

Dr. Pearl received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he investigated the dissociative electron attachment process in monochloroalkanes. Additionally, he has an M.S. in Mathematics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

His interests include traveling to historical locations, reading fiction, and guitar music.

Chris Reaves, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment
Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Student Innovation Programs
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Dr. Reaves joined Georgia Tech in January 2011 as the director of undergraduate research and student innovation. He oversees and supports undergraduate research programs, provides support for student symposia, conferences and competitions related to undergraduate research and student innovation and campus communications related to both efforts.

Prior to coming to Tech, Dr. Reaves was the founding director of the Office for Undergraduate Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned a B.S. in Education and a M.P.A. from Jacksonville State University (AL) and a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs with a concentration in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Louisville.

L. Michelle Tullier, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Center for Career Discovery and Development
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Dr. Tullier has been in the career services field for nearly 25 years in roles that include career counselor, research director, faculty member, consultant and published author. 

For the past 13 years, she held management and leadership roles for a global consulting firm specializing in career transition services for outplaced professionals and executives. Her prior experience includes career counseling and research at New York University and Barnard College of Columbia University.

She is the author of nine published books including: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination and The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job published by Wiley & Sons. Dr. Tullier is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UCLA.