GTE Program Leadership

FYSA Georgia Tech-Europe

Program staff

Faculty Director

Dr. Jennifer Orth-Veillon

After graduating from James Madison University in Virginia, Jennifer Orth-Veillon, Ph.D. moved to Paris and taught in French schools through the Fulbright English assistant program. She stayed on for six more years, working in French companies. She also completed a Master of Arts degree in Modern Letters at the Université of Paris VII.

In 2004, she returned to the United States and obtained her doctorate in Comparative Literature at Emory University. She was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Gatech, Atlanta in the Writing and Communication Program before going back to France in 2015, this time to Lyon. From 2016-2023, she taught humanities and creative writing courses in various establishments including École Normale Supérieur de Lyon, University Studies Abroad Consortium Lyon, Université Catholique de Lyon, Centre d’études franco-américain de management, and École catholique des arts et métiers Lyon.

In addition to pursuing her passion for innovative pedagogy and traveling with students, she is a freelance journalist, film translator, and novel writer. A specialist in the literature of war, she edited Beyond Their Limits of Longing: Contemporary Writers and Veterans on the Lingering Stories of WWI, published by MilSpeak books in 2022. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The War Horse, L’Esprit, Les cahiers du judaïsme, Consequence Magazine, and The Wrath-Bearing Tree.  With her Franco-American background, she is delighted to be at Georgia Tech Europe to lead students through a one-of-a-kind first semester in France.

Assistant Director

E. Paige Miller, Ph.D.

E. Paige Miller is Assistant Director of First-Year Semester Abroad (FYSA) and Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in English from the University of Miami. Her research and teaching interests include global modernisms, multilingualism, and multimodal pedagogies.

Dr. Miller’s research interests arise from her own experiences with cultural exchange and language learning. As an undergraduate Spanish major, she studied abroad in Seville, Spain. After receiving her BA from Texas Christian University, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain, where she continued to work for the next four years, while also earning her MA from Saint Louis University.

At Tech, Dr. Miller has taught multimodal composition courses on “Dark Academia” and “Multilingualism in Society.” She is currently working on research projects that examine multilingual aesthetics in modernist literature. Her writing has appeared in Textual Practice, the Irish Literary Supplement, and the James Joyce Literary Supplement.