Harris, Johnson Receive Faculty Promotions

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Joyelle Harris and Kevin Johnson have been promoted to the rank of Senior Academic Professional and Senior Lecturer, respectively, in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Their promotions are effective July 1, 2020.  

Harris has worked with ECE since 2013, and she is a Georgia Tech B.S. in electrical engineering alumna who graduated in 2001. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2010 and her M.B.A. from Tech’s Scheller College of Business in 2017. 

Harris founded and leads the Engineering for Social Innovation Center, and she is the associate director for the LEARN programs of CREATE-X. Harris leads ECE information sessions for corporate partners so they can learn about best student recruitment practices, and she serves as co-director of the College of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program.

Harris also leads weekly ECE information sessions for prospective students and teaches courses ranging from GT 1000 to Capstone Design. She holds academic advising sessions and mentors transfer students, and she assists students seeking scholarships and recommendations for graduate school and job opportunities.

Johnson has worked with ECE since 2012, and he is a two-time Georgia Tech alumnus, receiving his B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2009 and his M.S.E.C.E degree in 2010.

Johnson mainly works with ECE 2031, the Digital Design Laboratory course, co-developing and teaching it and integrating the Undergraduate Professional Communication Program into it. He fills multiple roles of lecturer, mentor, lab manager, writing instructor, and liaison with course teaching assistants. In the Digital Design Lab, two of his biggest responsibilities are developing practical exercises and group design projects. 

Johnson has helped to develop an honors program course that has its roots in ECE 2031, and he regularly teaches ECE 2020–Fundamentals of Digital System Design. He has previously taught ECE 3040, 3043, 3710, and 3741, and redesigned ECE 1010–Introduction to ECE Design, which will be offered this fall. When he is not teaching, Johnson is usually found working in the lab with students.


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