The Georgia Tech Professor of Excellence Award Presented by
At six home games each football season "The Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award" presentation takes place on the field. The award recognizes one selected Professor from each of the six Colleges at Georgia Tech and is a perfect bridge between academics and athletics. Georgia Power representatives are on hand to present that game's "Professor of Excellence" with a $1,000 contribution to their College's general fund.
August 30 - Georgia Tech vs. Wofford
Professor of Excellence: Anne Pollock
Anne Pollock joined Georgia Tech in 2008 and is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology & Culture in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She has a BA from Brandeis a PhD from MIT. Her research focuses on the cultural studies of medicine, especially with regard to pharmaceuticals and race, gender, and citizenship. Her work has been well-received in academic communities and beyond: her book on race and heart disease was featured on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, and her new project on drug discovery in South Africa has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Pollock’s research informs her award-winning teaching, and it also informs her service. She is the founding coordinator of the new Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society. She strives to foster community at Georgia Tech and beyond, serving as faculty/staff liaison for the PRIDE Employee Resource group and on the board of Charis Circle, which is the nonprofit programing arm of Atlanta’s independent feminist bookstore.