Melanie Lawrence

Chief Business Officer

Phone: 404-727-1886


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

1599 Clifton Rd NE, 4th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • Bachelors, History, Economics and Geography, Georgia State University
  • Masters, MBA, Emory University Goizueta Business School, 2013


Melanie Lawrence, Chief Business Officer for the Office of Research Administration, is responsible for strategic initiatives and special projects as well as the day to day budget, finance, human resources, operations, and administrative services. She manages the ORA Business Operations team of 13 talented individuals who provide these services to the ten departments that make up the Office of Research Administration.

Melanie has been with Emory University since 1998. She received her bachelor’s degree in History, Economics and Geography from Georgia State University and her MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School Executive MBA program in 2013.