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Robin Shelton

Through her research and instruction, professor of physics and astronomy Robin Shelton discovers and shares knowledge about the galaxy that we call home.

Brian Schwartz and Wayne Hanna

Associate professor Brian Schwartz and professor Wayne Hanna develop turfgrass, ornamental and forage crop cultivars that benefit farmers and almost everyone who has a lawn, plays sports or enjoys a walk in the park.

Hillary Tanner

Hillary S. Tanner, a lecturer in the College of Engineering, helps students learn visualization skills using things that are familiar to them—such as Legos and iPads with 3-D scanners.

Tai Guo

Tai Guo, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, studies the relationship between early exposure to endocrine disruptors and diseases such as diabetes and asthma.

Mandi Murph

Mandi Murph, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, educates future pharmacists and also conducts research that aids in the development of drugs to treat cancers that are resistant to standard-of-care drugs.

Kim Coder

Kim Coder, a professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, helps students—as well people across the state and around the world—better understand and appreciate trees in biological, ecological and cultural contexts.

Cheryl Gomillion

Cheryl Gomillion, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, shows students how the basics of science, technology and engineering can be applied to medical challenges.

Claire de La Serre

Claire de La Serre, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, studies the mechanisms that trigger overeating while also keeping her students up-to-date on the latest research findings in foods and nutrition.
 

 

Philip Smith

Philip Smith, the Prokasy Professor in the Arts in the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, helps students experience the joy of music and also to realize the importance of persevering and honing their skills to a high standard.

Paola De Santo

Paola De Santo, an assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, combines the study of language and culture through innovative courses, study abroad and internship opportunities.

Andrew Park

Associate professor Andrew Park conducts research that aims to predict and limit the transmission of parasites and infectious diseases while also giving students the opportunity to work alongside him in his lab.

Susan Haire

Susan Haire, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, helps students develop a broader knowledge base, stronger analytical skills and more confidence in their own abilities.

Brian Seagraves

Brian Seagraves, an academic professional in the College of Pharmacy, helps prepare students for careers in which they deliver high-quality health care with compassion, empathy and an overwhelming desire to help others.

Kylee Duberstein

Kylee Duberstein, an associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, conducts research and gives students hands-on research experiences in equine nutrition and animal biomechanics.

Sundar Bharadwaj

Sundar Bharadwaj, who holds the The Coca-Cola Company Chair of Marketing in the Terry College of Business, brings insights from marketing research into the classroom to help students become “thinking managers.”

Shira Chess

Shira Chess, an assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students learn professional and creative skills that prepare them for careers in broadcast media and game design.