Leadership Institute

Emily Cook-GraybilEmily Cook-Graybill, Ph.D.


Associate Director,
Center for Leadership in Disability,
School of Public Health,
Georgia State University

Area of Expertise

  • Cultural Competence
  • School-Based Individualized Positive Behavior Support,
  • School-Based Mental Health,
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy,
  • Program Evaluation

Interest and Desire to Mentor

I value the mentorship I have received throughout my life and my career and I would like to support others as I have been supported. The work we do within our communities can be challenging and discouraging at times. The relationships that we build with each other, including mentor/mentee relationships, can give us the momentum we need to continue our important work.

Values and Approaches to Mentoring

Self-care is critical for busy, emerging leaders and receiving mentoring is one self-care strategy. I hope to provide a mentoring space in which we can slow down and reflect on who we are as leaders.