Amit Jariwala, Aaron Young

Pictured left to right: Director of Design and Innovation Amit Jariwala and Associate Professor Aaron Young.

Two Woodruff School Faculty Members Selected for Emerging Leaders Program

November 30, 2023
By Ashley Ritchie

Two faculty members in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering have been selected to participate in Georgia Tech’s Emerging Leaders Program. Amit Jariwala, who serves as director of design and innovation, and Associate Professor Aaron Young are among 16 faculty members who will join the program’s eighth cohort.

“On behalf of Institute leadership, we are proud to welcome the next cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program and to have opened the program to a broader representation of individuals looking to further their leadership aspirations,” said Steven W. McLaughlin, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “This intensive program is an excellent professional investment for these academic and research faculty and we applaud their commitment to their careers and to the Institute.”

Starting in December 2023 and continuing through Spring 2024, Jariwala and Young will take part in several leadership development activities, including a kick-off retreat, regular workshops and small group work during the Spring, and leadership coaching.

“I am happy that Amit and Aaron have been chosen to expand their leadership knowledge and skills through the Emerging Leaders Program," said Devesh Ranjan, Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair.

The Emerging Leaders Program started in 2016 and is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty.

This is the first year the program has been open to senior and principal non-tenure track faculty and research faculty.

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program