Portrait of a white man with a close shaven head and a goatee wearing a blue shirt and tie with a grey blazer, standing in front of a room with a window.

Aaron Shackelford is Director of the Office of the Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this role he oversees the integration of the arts into the academic work and lives of students and faculty across the Institute. Through performances and residencies, Georgia Tech Arts brings together artists, students, and faculty to explore pressing questions and develop new ideas in the fields of technology, engineering, design, computer science, and more.

Before coming to Atlanta, he worked as Director of Programming at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, and in multiple roles leading campus and community engagement at Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina. Aaron is a participant in the APAP Leadership Fellows Program and has presented across the country on the vital role of the arts in higher education. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.