Kathleen Goonan, a professor of the practice in the Ivan Allen College of Literature, Media, and Communication, will join the LMC Advisory Board. She will serve as an active ambassador and connector of creative writing, science fiction, and science, technology, and culture scholars within the LMC community.
Goonan, an award-winning science fiction author, has taught classes at Georgia Tech that foregrounded the confluence of science, technology, and culture. She also worked to forward LMC’s Mission “to lead the region, the nation, and the world in researching and teaching the ways the humanities shape and are shaped by science and technology.”
“It is an honor to be invited to serve on LMC’s Advisory Board,” Goonan said. “LMC is the humanitarian voice of Georgia Tech, and I aim to forge more formal and concrete links between LMC and the groundbreaking scientific research and technological innovation that takes place at Georgia Tech.”
Goonan also said she envisions a strong narrative fiction program in LMC that has the potential to influence many kinds of discourse.
“LMC has the potential to have a world-class narrative fiction program that will attract and serve students whose fictional concepts will be among the most cutting-edge put forward in the 21st century,” she said. “I look forward to discussing these and other visions while on the Advisory Board and generating practical ways to move toward these and other LMC goals.”