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Erica Hashimoto, an associate professor in the School of Law whose scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, draws on her experiences to help her students be the best lawyers they possibly can be.

Jeffrey Berejikian, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, wants students to understand the role that effective foreign policy can play in resolving contemporary global problems.

Marisa Pagnattaro, Meigs professor of legal studies in the Terry College of Business, wants her students to appreciate how the law affects their careers, lives and the world around them. Her research on China and her students’ study abroad experiences…

David Gattie, associate professor in the College of Engineering, wants students to realize that they’re capable of accomplishing far more than they might imagine.

Maria Bermudez, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, aims to help individuals and families overcome adversity and other life challenges through her research and outreach.

Paige Carmichael, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine, considers student engagement and the development of a love of learning the most important part of what she does.

Through his teaching, research and outreach, professor of plant pathology Ron Walcott aims to inspire students to be part of the solution to producing the food required to feed the world’s growing population. 

Associate professor of marine sciences Patricia Yager has journeyed to the Antarctic, the Amazon River plume and the Arctic in search of a better understanding of how climate is impacting these biological hot spots. Thousands of K-12 school students across…

Jeb Byers, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology, constantly strives to get students of all majors involved in research.

Donna Alvermann, Distinguished Research Professor of Language and Literacy Education and Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Parr Aderhold Professor in Education, wants her students to view learning as an ongoing and impassioned process.

John F. Greenman, professor and the Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism, is embracing entrepreneurship, innovation and experimentation to shape the future of the news media.

Sarah Covert, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, provides students with practical skills and a better understanding of the biological world around them.

Wayde Brown, an associate professor in the College of Environment and Design and assistant dean of research, says that historic preservation ultimately is about people rather than places.

Sonia Altizer, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering from the White House.

Jean Martin-Williams, who directs the horn studio in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, successfully combines her passions for teaching and performing. 

Jay Mancini, the Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor at UGA, and his students are conducting research that seeks solutions to the challenges that families face.