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Eric Overby

IT Management and Business Analytics
Catherine and Edwin Wahlen Professor

Hometown: Calhoun, GA 

What's something on your bucket list? 

I’d like to write a screenplay about how a bunch of boys (including my son) from Sutton Middle School won the 2021 middle school baseball championship despite their school being virtual-only due to COVID-19. 

What actor would you cast to play yourself in a movie about yourself and why? 

Tom Cruise, so people might see the movie 

What's your favorite place you've traveled to and why?  

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Parts of it feel like being on another planet. 

Favorite family tradition: 

My wife and I design our own Christmas card each year. 

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

Earning tenure at Georgia Tech is my proudest accomplishment. 

What did you want to be when you were small?  

I wanted to be a better basketball player. 

What is your latest book recommendation? 

“11/22/63” by Stephen King 

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta:  

Atlanta Fish Market or Steak ‘n Shake 

My favorite comfort food or family recipe:  

Macaroni and cheese 

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