Dawn Strickland

Director of Student Services


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  • Ph.D. Operations Research (2002), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Operations Research (1999), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Mathematics (1997), Duke University


Dawn Strickland is the Director of Student Services and instructor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Strickland’s primary responsibilities focus on academic advising for our ISyE undergraduate students. She also works with ISyE student organizations, industry representatives, the Mission Possible summer camp, our ISyE GT 1000 seminars, and teaches one class per semester.  Her office is in the Academic Office area on the 2nd floor of Groseclose.

Previously, Strickland served as the assistant dean of Graduate Student Services and Postdoctoral Affairs for the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York City. She was also an adjunct associate professor in both the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Computer Science departments. Before Columbia, she served as an assistant professor of Mathematics at Winthrop University.  

Dr. Strickland received her B.S. in mathematics from Duke University in 1997 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in operations research from ISyE in 1999 and 2002, respectively.  While a graduate student in ISyE, she was a Presidential Fellow and an ARCS Fellow.  Her thesis was advised by Fouts Family Associate Professor Joel Sokol and Professor Earl Barnes.