Kavita PanditExecutive Coach & Senior Advisor to the Provost Office of the Provost
Ph.D., Geography, The Ohio State University
M.A., Geography, The Ohio State University
Master of City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Bombay University
Kavita Pandit was named Executive Coach and Senior Advisor to the Provost effective July 1, 2022, continuing her leadership service to the Georgia State community, advising the university Provost on matters involving academic affairs. In this role, she supports Georgia State’s academic and administrative leaders in aligning their professional goals and workplace behaviors to achieve the results that are most important to the long-term success of their unit, the university and themselves. Over the past two years, she has provided leadership coaching to associate deans and department chairs and directors as part of her duties. She is additionally working with senior executive leaders to scale up the institutional impact of the coaching engagements.In her previous leadership role at Georgia State, she led the Office of Faculty Affairs as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, providing supportive infrastructure and programming to recruit, appoint, retain, and support faculty members. Under her leadership, the Office of Faculty Affairs expanded its work to help faculty achieve their full potential at the university, by assisting with policies and procedures such as those dealing with appointment to positions, leaves, and promotion and tenure; development programs, workshops, and fellowships; leadership programming for university administrators and department chairs; and management of Georgia State’s awards process to recognize outstanding faculty.
Prior to her arrival at Georgia State, Dr. Pandit served as the Associate Provost for International Education at the University of Georgia. Her previous academic and administrative positions include Senior Vice Provost for the State University of New York, Associate Dean of University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and head of the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia.
Her academic interests lie in the areas of population geography, migration and economic development, and she has a strong record of publications and funded research. She is a former president of the American Association of Geographers and a fellow of the Association. Her recognitions include the Ron F. Abler Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Geographers, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Division of the AAG, and the Sandy Beaver Award for Outstanding Teaching, from the University of Georgia.
Edited Books and Journal Issues
Moseley, William, David Lanegran, and Kavita Pandit. 2007. The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings, Blackwell.
Pandit, Kavita and Steve Holloway. 2005. Guest Editors. “The New Immigrant Geographies of Metropolitan Areas.” Special issue of Geographical Review 95 (2): iii-285.
Pandit, Kavita. 2004. Guest Editor. “Fifty Years Since Trewartha: The Past, Present, and Future of Population Geography.” Special issue of Population, Space, and Place 10 (4): 277-309.
Pandit, Kavita and S.D. Withers (eds.). 1999. Migration and Restructuring in the United States: A Geographic Perspective. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.
Selected Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Pandit, Kavita. 2013. “International Students and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Campus Internationalization.” Pp. 111-130 in Heike Albert and Helen Hazan (eds). Coming from Abroad: International Students and Faculty in the United States. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Pandit, Kavita. 2012. “The Indian Landscape two decades after liberalization.” Eurasian Geography and Economics 53 (1): 1-6.
Pandit, Kavita. 2009. “Leading Internationalization.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. October 99 (4): 645-656.
Wang, Qingfang and Kavita Pandit. 2007. “Measuring Ethnic Labor Market Concentration and Segmentation.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 33(8): 1227-1252.
Pandit, Kavita and Derek Alderman. 2004. “Border Crossings in the Classroom: The International Student Interview as a Strategy for Promoting Intercultural Understanding.” Journal of Geography 103 (3): 127-136. (Special issue on “Teaching Social Justice” guest edited by Christopher Merrett).
Pandit, Kavita. 2004. “Geography’s Human Resources over the past half century.” Invited Paper for the Centennial Issue of The Professional Geographer 56 (1): 12-21.
For more information about Dr. Pandit’s work, including research grants, editorials, reviews, awards and other activities, please click here to view her vita.