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Catherine Pringle, distinguished research professor in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology, has been interested in the environment and freshwater ecosystems since she was a kid growing up in Michigan.

William Lee, a professor of journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students to understand the role of free expression in a democratic society. Lee’s research on the First Amendment appears in top legal journals and…

Usha Rodrigues, who holds the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law in the School of Law, helps her students discover how exciting and interesting business law can be.

Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management in the College of Public Health, has shared his expertise on the threat of nuclear disasters and terrorism with Congress, the United Nations and media outlets around the globe. His research…

Stephen Ramos and his students in the College of Environment and Design put their skills into practice across Georgia and around the world.

Tina Carpenter, an associate professor in the Terry College of Business’ Tull School of Accounting, is passionate about her work. Through research and teaching, she strives to help auditors, investors, policymakers, and students better prevent and detect fraudulent financial reporting.…

Scott Pegan, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, provides students with real-life examples of the many drug discovery techniques that he uses in his lab to develop new antiviral drugs and antibiotics.

Kecia Thomas, a professor of psychology and African American studies and an associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, hopes students see her as an ally and advocate for them.

Michelle Carney, a professor in the School of Social Work, prepares her students for leadership roles in nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of individuals and communities.

Dexi Liu, the Panoz Professor of Pharmacy and head of the department of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, encourages his students to develop a thirst for innovation and creativity in problem-solving.

Cas Mudde, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, wants his students to go beyond the viewpoint of the authors they read, and the professor that teaches them, and make up their own mind—as long as…

Christopher Whalen, the Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, helps his students develop a lifelong passion for learning and the capacity for critical thinking.

Jason Colquitt, the William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair in the department of management, wants his students to see the value in supplementing their experience and intuition with science-based wisdom.

Professor Pamela Orpinas has trained hundreds of teachers, parents and students in the prevention of bullying, and she incorporates that experience into her teaching in the College of Public Health.

John Maltese, the Albert Berry Saye Professor and head of the department of political science, says that getting students engaged in a topic and then getting them to think carefully and analytically about it makes teaching fun. Outside of the…

Merryl Alber, professor of marine sciences and director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, focuses her teaching, research and service on coastal ecosystems and how they might change in the future.