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Surdin, Ken

Ken Surdin

Director, Excel Program in ILE;
Professor of the Practice

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The CDC’s Ken Surdin has been selected to become the founding Director of Georgia Tech’s new Excel Program, a four-year academic program for students with disabilities. 

Surdin is currently a Public Health Analyst with a focus on policy analysis and partnership development for the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Previously, he served with the Peace Corps, setting up environmental programs in Morocco, and was later a regional recruiter. He has also worked at the Marjorie Kovlar Center for Torture Survivors in Chicago, Illinois, developing internal and external partnerships for program development, outreach and recruitment. Early in his career, he was a staff mentor, school aide, and group home counselor at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire, where his duties encompassed academics, independent living, social skills and career development for students with developmental disabilities and complex medical problems. 

Surdin says that he is “honored to have been selected as Director of Georgia Tech's Excel Program and excited to be part of a community committed to making sure all students have the opportunity to fully participate in their own education and reach their full potential."