Program Manager Sr.
Taiesha Smith serves as the Senior Program Manager for HBCU & MSI Research Partnerships. She supports Georgia Tech faculty in building mutually beneficial relationships with HBCUs and MSIs with the hopes of leading to strong research partnerships. Through this effort, Taiesha increases collaboration and funding between GT and HBCUs/MSIs, develops effective systems to track and support research collaboration between institutions, and advocates for inclusive research. She provides administrative support to George White and is responsible for leading outreach initiatives to increase and foster enduring research collaboration between Georgia Tech and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Her background includes teaching K-12 History and serving as a teacher leader for new teacher development. She received her B.A. in History from Georgia State University, her M.A.T. in History from Mercer University, and her PhD. from Capella University.