Charles Isbell, Jr

Executive Director
Charles Isbell, Executive Director

Charles Isbell is a professor and the dean designate for the College of Computing. He received his BS in computer science from Georgia Tech and his PhD in computer science from MIT. In addition to his research passion for artificial intelligence and machine learning, Dr. Isbell has also pursued reform in computing education with an emphasis on broadening access. He was awarded the William A. “gus” Baird Faculty Teacher Award as well as numerous other teaching awards, and has been twice granted the Dean’s Award for singular contribution to the College. The first award was for his work on Threads, Georgia Tech’s structuring principle for computing curricula. The second was for his role as an architect for Georgia Tech’s MOOC-supported MS in Computer Science, the first of its kind in the world. As a professor and administrator, he has continued to focus on issues of broadening participation in computing, and has become the founding Executive Director for Constellations.

Three Facts: 
  • He is an alumnus of Constellations partner school, Mays High School
  • Charles is the dean designate of the College of Computing