Benjamin Flowers, Ph.D.
Dr. Flowers holds a bachelor's from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Flowers joined the Tech faculty as part of the School of Architecture in 2005. He is currently a professor in Architecture and has served as the chair and vice-chair of the Institute’s Graduate Curriculum Committee, as well as the director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Architecture. Flowers was selected as part of the second cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program at Georgia Tech in 2017 and is also an alumnus of Georgia Tech’s Leadership Roundtable program. He is currently a Provost Teaching and Learning Fellow in the College of Design. Flowers also received the College of Design’s Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award in 2012 and the School of Architecture’s Dean William Fash Teaching Excellence Award in 2017. Flowers accepted the role of associate vice provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution in 2018.
Leigh Bottomley, Ph.D.
Dr. Bottomley holds a bachelor's and doctoral degree in chemistry from Florida State University. She began her academic career at Agnes Scott College and joined Georgia Tech's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1990 to teach undergraduate classes. In 2001, Bottomley moved to the College of Sciences to assist with academic advising and recruiting. She then served as assistant to the Undergraduate Vice Provost's Office where she coordinated campuswide academic advisement, started an Institute academic advising network, and implemented undergraduate research opportunities across Tech. She also assisted the vice provost with academic support issues. Most recently, Bottomley served as the lab coordinator for Tech's Freshman Chemistry Program, implementing the lab experience for many undergraduates and training graduate students in teaching methodologies. She retired from Tech in 2014 and accepted the role of faculty and graduate student ombuds in 2015.
William (Russ) Callen, Ph.D.
Dr. Callen earned an A.B. in physics from Princeton University and master’s and doctoral degrees in applied physics from Stanford University. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1970 in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests focused on lasers and electro-optical systems. Callen taught a wide variety of courses, including graduate courses in electro-optics and quantum electronics. He was a principal investigator in funded projects involving integration of humanities and engineering economy into the engineering curriculum. At Tech, Callen has always been involved directly with students and with faculty governance. He received the Institute Service Award and the Institute Outstanding Teacher Award. During the last several years of full time teaching, he taught the senior ECE course involving professional practice, ethics, and engineering design. A member of the International Ombudsman Association, Callen officially retired in 2005 and accepted the position of faculty and graduate student ombuds in 2007.