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Dima Nazzal, director of professional practice and principal academic professional in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been elected as the new chair of the Faculty Executive Board.
Nazzal's election follows years of service and leadership within the Georgia Tech community. A distinguished alumna, she earned her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. After Nazzal's return to campus as faculty, she quickly became known for her instructional excellence and received the Curriculum Innovation Award in 2021. In addition to her commitment to student success, Nazzal is known as an advocate for faculty, as demonstrated by her work as part of the campus Covid-19 Taskforce. As chair of the Faculty Executive Board, Nazzal leads the faculty in governance of itself, the curriculum, and Georgia Tech students.
"Dima's election comes at a pivotal time for our academic community,” said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Steve McLaughlin. “The charge of faculty governance is to represent the faculty’s interests and to work hand-in-hand with our administration to make Tech a better place for everyone. Her wealth of experience and commitment to faculty and academic success positions her well to lead the Faculty Executive Board as they seek to address the most pressing issues.”
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