Dr. Brian Blake
Georgia State University
Dr. M. Brian Blake was named Georgia State University’s eighth president in June 2021. He came to Georgia State after two years as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at George Washington University, where he oversaw the academic mission of the institution, supporting all academic endeavors and overseeing the research enterprise.
Prior to joining George Washington in 2019, Blake held leadership positions at Drexel University, the University of Miami and the University of Notre Dame. A computer scientist and software engineer, he also spent six years as a software architect with Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and The MITRE Corporation.
Blake has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech; a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Mercer University; and a Ph.D. in information and software engineering from George Mason University. His research has received more than $12 million in funding, and he is an author of more than 200 scholarly publications.