Professional Summary

Director of Information Technology serving the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Stephen directs the overall operations, daily activities, and staff of the Information Technology Department ensuring systems integration, maximum operating efficiency of systems, equipment, and procedures as well as overall cost effectiveness of information technology operations. He acts as the leader and advocate for information technology, with responsibility for planning, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive technology environment for academic, research and administrative systems; as well as high-performance computing (HPC), data storage, networking, security, and database services, and a host of other cyber-infrastructure related services.

Stephen has managed campus resources for over 18 locations across the Southeast US for two different university systems, serving as a key management and executive advisor regarding operations and IT infrastructure. He currently serves as a member of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering IT Leadership Council, CIO Advisory Council, Network Integrity Council, and the Academic Continuity Technology Group. He has an extended background in business analysis, project management and high energy astrophysics.

Distinctions & Awards

  • Education Management 2015 Top Performers for IT Operations & Service Award
  • Education Management 2012 Commitment to Excellence in IT Award


  • “A Gamma-Ray Burst Database of BATSE Spectral Lag and Internal Luminosity Function Values”, J. Hakkila, T. W.  Giblin, S. P. Fuller, K. C. Young, C. D. Peters, C. Nolan, S. M. Sonnett, D. J. Haglin, and R. J. Roiger, The Astrophysical Journal (Supplement Series 169, 62, 2007)
  • “GRB060219: SARA observations”, Fuller, S. P., Homewood, A. L., Garimella, K. V., Riddle, C. A., Troutman, M. R., Manning, A. M., McIntyre, T., Hartmann, D. H., 2006, GRB Coordinates Network, Circular Service, 4799, 1
  • “Correlations of Gamma-Ray Burst Morphology and the Internal Luminosity Function”, S. P. Fuller, J. Hakkila,T.W. Giblin. January 2004, American Astronomical Society, Atlanta, GA
  • “How GRB Time Histories Relate to the Internal Luminosity Function”, S. P. Fuller, J. Hakkila, T.W. Giblin,M.T.  Thompson. Spring 2003, American Astronomical Society, Nashville, TN.