IPaT Support Team

Marcia ChandlerMarcia Chandler

Senior Administrative Professional

marciac@gatech.edu | (404) 385-7602

Marcia Chandler has been with Georgia Tech for more than 15 years, with assignments in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Tennenbaum Institute before joining IPaT. She provides administrative support to the researchers in the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) and other IPaT units. Her responsibilities include purchasing and p-card administration, travel and expense processing, student hiring and HR actions, and asset management. She also assists researchers with Georgia Tech’s rigorous Research Faculty Promotions Process and coordinates IPaT Research Faculty Promotions Peer Review Committee activities. Finally, she compiles and edits the IPaT Weekly Highlights. A native of Florida, Marcia holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University, a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University, and she is a 20+-year member of the Grammy award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Paul DiederichPaul Diederich

Systems Support Engineer

paul.diederich@gatech.edu | (404) 385-3714

Paul Diederich is a Systems Support Engineer responsible for the day-to-day IT operations supporting our users. He also helps create IT solutions and played a key role in creating the Protected Health Data Infrastructure at IPaT.

Paul graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor degree in Information Security Assurance. Prior to Georgia Tech, Paul did freelance IT providing technical support to individuals and companies including medical offices. He also worked at Mesa Community College as a media technician while he lived in Arizona.

Shawn ImtiazuddinShawn Imtiazuddin

Systems Support Engineer

shawnimtiaz@gatech.edu | (404) 385-5545

Shawn Imtiazuddin is a Systems Support Engineer responsible for supporting IPaT’s day-to-day IT operations. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Prior to Georgia Tech, Shawn worked for a cloud service provider, specializing in supporting and migrating physical client infrastructures into Green Cloud's virtual platform.


Faith SumpterFaith Sumpter

Program and Operations Manager

faith@gatech.edu | (404) 385-3368

Faith Sumpter (she/her/hers) joins the IPaT team as the Program & Operations Manager. Faith joins the team from Georgia Tech’s Institute Diversity department where she provided support for several programs including Employee Resource Groups, Inclusive Leaders Academy, and Transformative Narratives. Prior to that position, she worked within student activities, orientation, and leadership programs at UNC Asheville, Chattahoochee Technical College, and Agnes Scott College.

Faith received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Outside of work, she is an active member of her community and serves as the member-at-large for diversity and inclusion for the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Board of Managers.