Bonnie Ferri is the vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech. Ferri is also a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). She previously was associate chair for undergraduate affairs in ECE and also served as the associate chair for graduate affairs in ECE.
Ferri does research in embedded control systems and in engineering education, and has received honors including the 2017 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 2016 Regent’s Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In addition, Ferri is the co-chair of a campuswide commission at Tech on the future of higher education, and she was an invited speaker at a National Academy of Engineering workshop on education.
Ferri has been active with the IEEE Control Systems Society and served two terms on its Board of Governors. She received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. Ferri then worked for Honeywell for two years prior to returning to school to earn her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Tech.