Honors Program Staff

Amara Anderson

aanderson75@gatech.edu, 404-894-5709

Amara Anderson is the Coordinator in the Honors Program, where she supports the HP in event planning, marketing and communications, and financial processing.  Prior to her role in the HP, she served as the Marketing and Events Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Education from 2021 - 2023 and as an Administrative Professional II in OUE from 2020 - 2021.  Amara is a graduate of Georgia Tech, having earned a BS in Literature, Media, and Communication in 2019.  As an undergraduate student, she assisted the iGniTe Summer Launch Program with event planning and assessment.  Amara enjoys reading, crocheting, and playing video games.

Roberta Berry

Executive Director
robertaberry@gatech.edu, 404-385-7535

Roberta M. Berry is Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Tech and is jointly appointed as Professor of Science and Technology Law, Policy, and Ethics at Georgia State University College of Law (currently on leave). Her research focuses on bioethics, health law and policy, and the legal, ethical, and policy implications of bioscience and biotechnology research and innovation. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses that span these research areas, including graduate courses that enroll Georgia Tech graduate students and Georgia State law students. Dr. Berry is currently serving as the Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program.

Dr. Berry's publications include two books, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering and A Health Law Reader: An Interdisciplinary Approach. She has authored a number of articles and book chapters, including the award-winning, co-authored article "The Absent Professor: Why We Don’t Teach Research Ethics and What to Do about It" (Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership) and "The Human Genome Project and the End of Insurance" (reprinted in National Insurance Law Review, A Compilation of Significant Articles on Insurance).

Dr. Berry was principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant focusing on ethically contentious issues in bioscience and biotechnology and was a co-principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health grant focusing on research ethics in clinical and translational science. She is a member of the editorial board of HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum and has served on National Science Foundation Advisory Panels and Site Visit Teams. She has also served as an external reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Aspen Publishers (legal), the National Science Foundation, the Wellcome Trust (U.K.), and several journals.

Her recognitions include: Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award (Georgia Tech 2005); Ivan Allen Jr. Faculty Legacy Award (Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts 2004); and Outstanding Faculty Member (Student Government Association 2001).

Amy D'Unger

Associate Director
amy.dunger@gatech.edu, 404-385-7533

PhD, Duke University, 1999
Dr. D'Unger's CV

Dr. D'Unger is a sociologist with interests in the areas of race, class, and gender; inequality; social policy; social control and eugenics; and crime. Her previous research has looked at the impact of neighborhood social disorganization, peer networks, family structures, and school ties on delinquency and crime over the life course.

She is currently researching the role of eugenic (involuntary) sterilization in the South as a tool of informal social control, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. D'Unger has published in such journals as the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice on topics such as criminal careers, gender and offending, and feminist criminological theory.  

Dr. D'Unger has been recognized for excellence in academic advising by both Georgia Tech and the National Academic Advising Association, and has won teaching awards from both the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Georgia Tech.  She is the past chair of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Duke University
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
  • M.A. (with Distinction) in Sociology, Duke University
  • B.A. in Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • B.A. in English, College of William and Mary
Awards and
  • Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award, 2021.
  • Hesburgh Award Faculty Teaching Fellow, 2021.
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Class of 1934 CIOS Teaching Award, 2020.
  • Chancellors Learning Scholar, 2019 - 2020.
  • Class of 1934 Undergraduate Educator Award, 2017.
  • Ivan Allen College Teacher of the Year, 2016.
  • Sarah Hall Award, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology, 2014.
  • Outstanding Advisor, Faculty, Region IV, NACADA, 2012.
  • Outstanding Advisor, Faculty, National Certificate of Merit, NACADA, 2011.
  • Faculty Advisor of the Year, Georgia Tech, 2010.

Lauren Evans

Program and Operations Manager
lauren.evans@gatech.edu, 404-894-4946

In May 2014, Lauren B. Evans completed her M.A. after successfully defending her thesis—a collection of nonfiction essays exploring the relationship between society and popular culture. Lauren is a Contributing Editor for Palaver, an interdisciplinary academic journal, and some of her essays can be found in past issues there. Other interests include writing fiction, reading anything she can find, watching sports, and doing whatever her beagle Lucy commands.