Phillip Comer Griffeth has been named director of UGA’s Office of Academic Honesty and Integrity.
In this role, he will provide leadership for the Office of Academic Honesty and Integrity, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, which supports and educates faculty, staff and students in maintaining academic integrity, as well as mediation between faculty and students in cases of academic dishonesty.
Griffeth is most widely known in the community as a private attorney in his own law firm for 11 years. Prior to that he served as a senior assistant district attorney in Georgia’s Western Judicial Circuit, as well as the chief assistant solicitor-general in Athens-Clarke County. Griffeth most recently was associate director of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the State Bar of Georgia.
“The combination of his keen mediation skills and pleasant demeanor make Phillip an ideal fit for this office,” said Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction.
Griffeth earned a Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Davidson College in North Carolina. In addition to an extensive legal career, Griffeth also has been involved with several educational opportunities for students.