WST dinner with Dr. Seletha Butler, on graduate and professional schools

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday January 13, 2014
      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Stein House/4th St. A, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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Contact

carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Dr. Seletha Butler (Scheller) and WST graduate partners discuss graduate and professional education with WST Lrn C residents.

Full Summary: Dr. Seletha Butler (Scheller) and WST graduate partners, including Nashlie Sephus (ECE), discuss applying to and succeeding in graduate and professional school. Dr. Butler joined Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business as an assistant professor of business law and ethics in July 2011.  Professor Butler spent fourteen years, collectively, with global law firms in Atlanta and Chicago and one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations.  During her tenure in private law practice and corporate America, Professor Butler’s legal practice focused on complex domestic and global commercial transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licensing, and outsourcing, and corporate governance matters.
Professor Butler’s research agenda focuses on corporate governance issues specifically the structure, obligations, and activities of boards of directors.  She teaches courses involving the intersection of business, law, ethics, and policy, including developing a Corporate Governance course for undergraduate students for which she received the Scheller College of Business Professor of the Year Award—Elective Business Courses (2013) on her first semester teaching the course.  Professor Butler also is the recipient of other honors recognizing her teaching at Georgia Tech, including Professor Appreciation recognition from the Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball, Baseball, and Football teams, and Women’s Basketball team; and Thank a Teacher recognitions from students through the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Are you thinking about going to graduate school or professional school after graduating from Georgia Tech? Discussion at the January 13th dinner will consider a diverse set of pathways and will include question and answer with Georgia Tech graduate students and professors.

Dr. Seletha Butler joined Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business as an assistant professor of business law and ethics in July 2011.  Professor Butler spent fourteen years, collectively, with global law firms in Atlanta and Chicago and one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations.  During her tenure in private law practice and corporate America, Professor Butler’s legal practice focused on complex domestic and global commercial transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licensing, and outsourcing, and corporate governance matters.

Professor Butler’s research agenda focuses on corporate governance issues specifically the structure, obligations, and activities of boards of directors.  She teaches courses involving the intersection of business, law, ethics, and policy, including developing a Corporate Governance course for undergraduate students for which she received the Scheller College of Business Professor of the Year Award—Elective Business Courses (2013) on her first semester teaching the course.  Professor Butler also is the recipient of other honors recognizing her teaching at Georgia Tech, including Professor Appreciation recognition from the Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball, Baseball, and Football teams, and Women’s Basketball team; and Thank a Teacher recognitions from students through the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. For more information, see http://scheller.gatech.edu/directory/faculty/butler/index.html

Additional Information

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Groups

The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Career Advice, graduate school, professional school
Status
  • Created By: Carol Colatrella
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 9, 2014 - 8:43am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm