Lydia Soleil, PhD

Director, Emory Scholars Program

Office: Math & Science E200

Phone: 404-712-8406



  • PhD, Physiology, University of California (Davis), Davis, CA
  • BS, Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA


Lydia Soleil serves as the Director of the Emory Scholar Program. In this role, she manages the day-to-day operation of the program and works closely with program staff to deliver a variety of opportunities for the undergraduate students involved with the program. These opportunities are designed to help the Emory Scholars reach their full potential and positively impact the communities of which they are a part of while at Emory and beyond. Dr Soleil is also responsible for the strategic direction of the program, including developing initiatives to enhance recruitment and selection of high achieving scholars, engaging the vast network of scholar alumni, and serves as the primary program contact for a range of stakeholders- students, faculty, alumni and foundations.

Dr Soleil received her BS in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her PhD in Physiology from the University California (Davis). Dr. Soleil has extensive experience coordinating, designing, and implementing programming and services focused on developing teaching-related skills in teaching assistants (TAs), faculty, and future faculty (doctoral students). She has held positions at Georgia Gwinnett College (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence), Georgia Institute of Technology (Assistant Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) and the University of California, Irvine (Associate Director, Teaching, Learning and Technology Center).