Brandy Ball Blake serves as the Professional and Technical Communication Coordinator at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Blake coaches ISyE students on writing for Senior Design projects and other ISyE technical/professional writing projects. In the long-term, Blake is developing a school writing program that helps meet the needs of ISyE students and faculty. Additionally, she advises and assists ISyE students with their scholarship and graduate fellowship applications, including those for the NSF Graduate Fellowship program, and supports the academic office in registration and additional advising tasks as needed.
Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Associate Director of the Communication Center, where she worked extensively with communication across Georgia Tech’s curriculum, managed day-to-day operations of the Center, developed initiatives to help STEM students improve communication, and developed and lead numerous workshops on communication skills. She originally came to Tech after receiving her PhD from the University of Georgia as a Marion Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, teaching rhetoric and composition in the school of Literature, Media, and Communication. Her first-year composition textbook, Monsters, co-edited with L. Andrew Cooper, incorporates her love for things that go bump in the night with useful tools for helping students become better communicators.