Promotion to Senior Acadmic Professional for Klara Grodzinky
Klara Grodzinsky received her M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 1996. She has been employed at Georgia Tech since September 1997, serving as an instructor until she was promoted to Academic Professional in January 2017. In 2000, she co-created a training program for graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, which earned the Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and has been used as a model for other campus departments. Since 2008, she has served as the TA Coordinator for the School of Mathematics. She earned the Center for Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Educator Award in 2011 and won the institute-wide Class of 1934/1940 Course Survey Teaching Excellence Award seven times. In addition to directing the TA program, Ms. Grodzinsky has taken on key roles in course coordination, registration, permits, and the course scheduling team.
Promotion to Senior Academic Professional for Christopher Jankowski
Christopher Jankowski received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and joined Georgia Tech as an Academic Professional in 2016. He has taken on a range of administrative and teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since the inception of formal math course coordination in the School, he has coordinated Introduction to Linear Algebra (Math 1553), and more recently Math 1551. As Director of Postdoctoral Teaching Effectiveness, he serves as a teaching mentor and an organizer of professional development events for postdoctoral faculty in mathematics. As the Director of Graduate Advising and Assessment, Dr. Jankowski is the central coursework advisor for MS Math and PhD Math students. For three years, he was the lead organizer or co-lead organizer of the High School Math Competition, SoM’s largest outreach event.