Wishing Farewell to Amy D'Unger

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Senior Academic Professional and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies Amy D'Unger is bidding goodbye to the School of History and Sociology after 17 years on the faculty. D'Unger began teaching in HSOC in 2005 and became the the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and academic advisor for HTS majors and minors in 2007.  

"During the past 17 years I've had the honor and the privilege of teaching, mentoring, and advising hundreds of the most amazing students at Georgia Tech," D'Unger wrote in a farewell email to students. "I've watched HTS majors and minors do amazing things while at Georgia Tech, and then graduate and move on to do ever MORE amazing things in our community, our country, and across the world. It has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my academic career."

D'Unger will continue working at Georgia Tech as the new Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program. Her colleagues shared their well wishes for her before she goes:

Once again, I am very sorry for losing Amy in HSOC. My colleagues and I in HSOC are all extremely grateful to Amy for her many years of great service and dedications to the school. I am sure she is also dearly missed by our students. Fortunately, Amy remains on the other side of the campus and has a courtesy appointment with HSOC. I look forward to seeing Amy and working with her in her new capacity as Associate Director of Georgia Tech’s honors program for years to come.   

— Professor and Interim Chair Hanchao Lu

Working with Amy as the new Director of Undergraduate Studies has been invaluable, and I am grateful for her guidance on the many important processes that keep our undergraduate program running. Her award-winning advising and teaching will be missed tremendously, and I wish her the best in her new leadership position.

— Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Jennifer Singh

I feel especially indebted to Amy for the many times she and I were able to work together and problem-solve about students in my classes who were facing various challenges.  I know that she has done the same for many instructors and students over the years.  Amy was always immediately available when I needed her help or guidance with a student issue.  It is humbling to think of how many Georgia Tech students Amy has aided while in HSOC — frequently in ways that not only allowed students to complete their degrees but also helped them to grow by overcoming obstacles that any of us would find challenging.

— Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Daniel Amsterdam

I have worked closely with Amy D'Unger for many years. Amy is, first, one of the finest academic advisers you will ever meet. Our students have been lucky to have her, and the Honors Students are fortunate to be getting her. On top of that, Amy has always gone above and beyond to take on critical functions outside of advising, serving on college and university committees, managing publicity and outreach, developing curricula, and so on. She will be missed in many spheres. On the other hand, congratulations, Amy! This is a well-deserved promotion.

— Professor John Tone


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  • Created: 01/25/2022
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  • Modified: 01/28/2022


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