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Richard Hall

Richard Hall, an associate research scientist with a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and the department of infectious diseases in College of Veterinary Medicine, links core scientific concepts to real-world challenges in his classes.

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.

Daniel Bara

Daniel Bara, the John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor of Choral Music in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, cultivates an outlook among students where great accomplishment, artistry and talent are never divorced from a sense of humility, joy and…

Julie Ray

Julie Ray helps prepare students in the department of theatre and film studies for careers designing sets for live theatre as well as for Georgia’s booming television and film industries.

Puliyur MohanKumar

Puliyur S. MohanKumar, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has forged research collaborations related to stem cells, nanoparticles and imaging with the goal of improving human and animal health.

Jennifer Elkins

Jennifer Elkins, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, is part of a team of researchers who are leading a program that helps parents form and sustain healthy relationships while making progress toward lasting economic stability.

Jason Cade

Students in assistant professor Jason Cade’s Community Health Law Partnership clinic gain practical experience providing legal services to low-income patients at community health centers.

Sonia Hernandez

Sonia Hernandez, an associate professor with a joint appointment in Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine, conducts research at the intersection of human, animal and ecosystem health.

Jason Christian

Jason Christian, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, gives his students experiential learning experiences that also address infrastructure needs in communities across Georgia.

Elena Karahanna

Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, studies the use of information systems in health care while helping prepare graduate students to conduct high-impact scholarship of their own.

Brian N. Williams

Brian N. Williams, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, challenges students to think critically so that they can diagnose—and propose solutions to—underlying problems rather than surface symptoms.

Paula Lemons

Paula Lemons, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills.

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.

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.

Sheba MohanKumar

Associate professor Sheba MohanKumar studies the interaction between the immune, nervous and endocrine systems, and her research has implications for both human and animal health.

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.