Chatterjee to represent UGA at SEC leadership program

Economics professor chosen for 2019-2020 Southeastern Conference fellowship

Oct. 08, 2019

A Terry College of Business professor is one of four outstanding faculty members who will represent the University of Georgia in this year’s Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program.

Santanu Chatterjee, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of the Full-Time MBA and MS in Business Analytics programs, has been named a 2019-2020 SEC ALDP Fellow.

The leadership program provides an opportunity for academic administrators to enhance their leadership skills in a series of workshops, networking opportunities and campus activities. At workshops scheduled to be held at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida, the UGA fellows will meet with colleagues from the other SEC institutions to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education. 

“This program has been an excellent way to broaden faculty members’ understanding of the inner workings of higher education administration,” said Meg Amstutz, associate provost for academic programs and chief of staff, who serves as UGA’s SEC ALDP liaison. “In addition to receiving an in-depth look at two institutions through three-day, on-site workshops at SEC schools, the fellows have the opportunity to speak directly with senior administrators at UGA each month, ask questions and reflect on their own career aspirations.”

Chatterjee’s research interests include economic growth and development, particularly foreign aid, income inequality and public investment. He has directed Terry’s Full-Time MBA Program since 2014 and became director of the MSBA Program when it was approved as a new graduate program in 2018. That same year, Chatterjee was awarded a Meigs Professorship, UGA’s highest recognition for instructional excellence.

UGA’s SEC ALDP Fellows represent a range of disciplines from across campus.

The other UGA fellows are: John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor and associate dean of academic affairs in the Odum School of Ecology; Jean Martin-Williams, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music; and Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The SEC ALDP was launched in 2007, and past SEC ALDP Fellows at UGA have gone to leadership roles that include dean, vice provost, associate provost and associate vice president. The program is part of the SEC’s academic relations department, which serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced. 


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