Office Location

Office of Academic Effectiveness
A. French Building, 003
237 Uncle Heinie Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0741


Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Phillips, Loraine H., Ph.D.
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Email: Loraine.Phillips@gatech.edu

Phone: (404) 385–2229

As Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness at Georgia Tech, Loraine Phillips works with faculty and staff to lead academic effectiveness and accountability efforts. She interprets policies and influences practices for the Institute to various constituents, including accreditors and the University System of Georgia. She works closely with faculty and staff in new program development and authentic assessment practices, serves on Institute curriculum committees, and is a member and chair of the Executive Board of the Regents Academic Committee for Effectiveness and Accreditation (RACEA).

Phillips leads the Office of Academic Effectiveness, a team that includes employees working in annual program assessment, academic program review, vice provosts unit external review, surveys, and regional accreditation reporting. She has been at Georgia Tech since 2017 and earned her Doctor of Philosophy from Texas A&M University. She is a certified mediator.

Director of Assessment

Reneau, Franz H., Ph.D.
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Email: Franz.Reneau@gatech.edu

Phone: (404) 385-2552

Dr. Reneau is the Director of Assessment in the Office of Academic Effectiveness. In his current role, he is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the Institute’s academic assessment processes and those related to the deployment, analyses, and reporting of key Institute level surveys. Dr. Reneau also chairs the Institute Assessment Council (IAC), a body charged with the responsibility of developing and fostering a culture of continuous improvement across the Institute.

Reneau has more than a decade of successful, innovative higher education experience within the institutional effectiveness space, including experiences in college student retention efforts, academic advising, and program and project evaluation. Throughout his career, he has conducted numerous accreditation self-study reviews and has supported many academic and non-academic programs in their re-accreditation preparation.

A native of Belize, Reneau is committed to student success and the use of data to inform higher education decision-making.  Dr. Reneau has a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from the University of New Orleans. 

Assistant Director for Academic Effectiveness

Ludlum, Joe, Ph.D.
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Email: Joe.Ludlum@gatech.edu

Phone: (404) 385-1292

Joe completed his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas in 1996, and graduated from Wichita State University in 2002 with a PhD in Human Factors Psychology, focusing on research methodology. After spending a year teaching, he came to Georgia Tech in 2004 and put his social science skills to work for Georgia Tech and the Office of Academic Effectiveness.

Accreditation Manager

McCormick, Jennifer
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Email: Jennifer.McCormick@gatech.edu

Phone: (404) 894 – 2735

Jennifer comes to Georgia Tech from Georgia State University, where she served as the Program Manager for Policy and Accreditation. Her experience also includes work with accreditation in the medical field, including work with accreditation at Emory University’s School of Medicine. In addition, she has facilitated administrative and support units with their assessment and efforts in continuous improvement. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Dance/Arts Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters of Business Administration from Oglethorpe University. She graduated “with distinction” from Oglethorpe and received the MBA Faculty Award for Academic Achievement. She also holds an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate.

Academic Assessment Manager

Wu, Sarah (Yi-Chin)
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Email: Sarah.Wu@gatech.edu

Phone: (404) 894-4178

Dr. Wu comes to Georgia Tech from Kent State University, where she served as the Associate Director of Assessment and worked on the institution’s academic program assessment. She also brings experience in data visualization, faculty and staff Communities of Practice in assessment, and institution-wide assessment activities integration. She has presented on various topics related to assessment and student learning at a range of international conferences including the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), NASPA, and American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA).  She seeks out ways to improve success for all students and enhance assessment culture through various strategies for different stakeholders. 

Dr. Wu holds a B.S. in Social Psychology from Shih Hsin University, M. Ed. in Learning and Instruction from National Central University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University.

Data Visualization Developer

Mosko, Scott
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Email: jmosko3@gatech.edu

Phone: 404-385-1420

Scott was an electrical engineer before changing careers to focus on computer science. He brings a background in data analytics. He currently designs and develops survey reporting solutions that meet stakeholder needs using Tableau and other tools for dashboard creation. Additionally, Scott manages and maintains the office’s (Drupal) website and SharePoint sites.

Scott holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. He also holds a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in computer science.

Program & Operations Manager

Stroh, Adam
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Email: adam.stroh@gatech.edu

Phone: 404-385-2229

Adam comes to Georgia Tech with over ten years’ experience working in a variety of higher education and medical settings, including Northwestern Medicine, Sinai Chicago and the University of Miami Medical Group.  Adam holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Leisure Studies from the Ohio State University, and will graduate in the Fall of 2021 with a Masters of Arts in Sport Administration from Northwestern University.  In his role as Program and Operations Manager, Adam oversees and manages administrative functions and operations in the Office of Academic Effectiveness, including serving as the point of contact for office operations and academic program review.  Additionally, he manages Academic Program Review processes and Vice Provost Unit Review processes, including maintaining the APR Guidelines and Schedule.