Assistant Vice Provost / Executive Director, Office of Experiential & Engaged Learning

Dr. Chris Reaves has over 13 years of leadership experience in undergraduate academic affairs at Georgia Tech. He joined the Office of the Provost in 2011 first as Director of Undergraduate Research and Student Innovation and has steadily progressed in broader leadership roles since OUE was established in 2012. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was the founding Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 
As Executive Director of Experiential and Engaged Learning (E2L), Dr. Reaves provides leadership for a portfolio of high-impact practices and experiential education opportunities. He directly oversees undergraduate research, student innovation, learning communities, community-based learning undergraduate transition seminars (GT1000/2000) and the iGniTe First-Year Summer Launch Program. In partnership with the Career Center, he also jointly oversees the undergraduate co-op and internship programs, and is charged with collaborating closely with the colleges, schools, and other programs across campus that are involved in high-impact practices. 
In his expanded capacity as Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (AVPUE), Dr. Reaves has additional leadership responsibilities on behalf of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate of Education (VPUE) and in support of the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE). He is charged with leading OUE's external outreach efforts with campus partners, including areas such as Undergraduate Admission, Student Life, Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech (FASET), Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED), Library/Clough Commons, and Office of International Education (OIE), as well as working closely with the OUE Student Advisory Board. He has an active leadership role in the Transformative Teaching and Learning (TTL) Institute Strategic Plan (ISP) initiative, particularly around experiential learning, and high-impact practices for undergraduates

Dr. Reaves earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville and both a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Science in Education from Jacksonville State University.