Staff

GREGORY NOBLES
Director
Georgia Tech Honors Program

 

       Email: gregory.nobles@gatech.edu

GREGORY H. NOBLES (A.B., Princeton University, Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program and Professor of History in the School of History, Technology, and Society (HTS). A specialist in early American and environmental history, he has published articles in journals such as the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of American History, and he is the author or co-author of four books, most recently Whose American Revolution Was It?  Historians Interpret the Founding, co-authored with Alfred F. Young.  He is currently at work on another book, The Art and Science of John James Audubon: Bringing Nature to the Nation.  He has held numerous research grants, including three from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and residential fellowships at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University, the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, the Princeton University Library, and the Newberry Library. He has also held two Fulbright professorships, as Senior Scholar in New Zealand (1995) and as the John Adams Chair in American History in The Netherlands (2002). In 2004 he was named to the Distinguished Lectureship Program of the Organization of American Historians and in 2005 elected to the Advisory Council of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

 

MONICA H. HALKA

Associate Director
Georgia Tech Honors Program

 

                  Email: monica.halka@gatech.edu

MONICA HALKA (M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., University of New Mexico) is Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program.  An experimental physicist specializing in the interaction of light with atoms, she recently completed work on a set of six volumes on the periodic table of the elements—Nonmetals, Halogens and Noble Gases, Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals, Metals and Metalloids, Transition Metals, and Lanthanides and Actinides—published by Facts On File/Infobase.  In addition to many publications in professional research journals, she writes and presents on physics education, was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate, and has received education grant funding from the National Science Foundation. She has given invited talks in Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, Scotland, and the United States, and participated in the Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers. Other current interests include the urban forest, alternative energy, optical illusions, and the history of the atomic age.

 

NICOLE M. LEONARD
Academic Advisor
Georgia Tech Honors Program

 

    Email: nicole.leonard@carnegie.gatech.edu

NICOLE M. LEONARD (B.B.A., Georgia State University) is Academic Advisor for the Georgia Tech Honors Program.  In addition to advising the over 400 students within the program, she has co-taught the Honors Program section of GT1000 since Fall 2007.  Ms. Leonard serves as the staff advisor for the Honors Program Student Advisory Board and the travel advisor for the Georgia Tech chapter of the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children.  She is on the executive board of the Georgia Tech Academic Advisor Network and is a member of the National Academic Advising Association.