John Georgas is the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Operations at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, leading academic operations and responsible for the strategic and administrative leadership of a broad portfolio of offices and functional areas that underpin academic success. His team consists of 11 direct reports and 188 full-time faculty and staff, with leadership oversight over NAU Online, competency-based academic programs, University Advising, Office of the Registrar, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, e-Learning Center, Academic Affairs Business Analysts, and the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs.
In prior roles, he served as the Vice Provost for Academic Operations, interim dean for the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), the interim associate dean for CEIAS, the associate director for Research and Graduate Programs for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, the associate director for the Informatics and Computing program, and as the computer science program lead as the associate chair for the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Georgas is a tenured Professor, with research interests that include software and architectural visualization, social aspects of software engineering, self-adaptive software systems, domain- specific architecture and architectural styles, software engineering pedagogy and learning, and pedagogies that support underrepresented learners. His work has been supported by various funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and appears in national and international venues. His teaching has spanned courses across undergraduate and graduate levels in computer science and software engineering, with a focus on introductory computer science and programming, software engineering, and software architecture and design.
A first-generation graduate, Georgas earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, after beginning his studies as a community college student at Mt. San Jacinto College. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Society for Engineering Education and an alumnus of the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.
Email: john [dot] georgas [at] nau [dot] edu
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