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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.

Charles Bullock, who holds the Russell Chair in Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs, wants his students to be politically active all their lives. 

William Finlay, professor and department head in sociology, says he thinks of his discipline as a kind of toolkit to explain human behavior.

Phaedra Corso has been part of the creation and development of UGA’s College of Public Health and hosts the TV show Public Health Impact on WUGA-TV. 

Mark Huber is director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement in the Terry College of Business and plays a leadership role with the UGA Teaching Academy.

Christine Franklin is passionate about teaching statistics and believes that statistical literacy is essential for all citizens in today’s data-centric world.

Trisha Reeves, associate professor in the School of Social Work, uses the classroom experience to demonstrate how knowledge derived from research informs new understandings of human behavior.

Beth Phillips, Rite Aid Professor in Community Pharmacy and director of the residency program at the VA Community Outpatient Clinic in Athens, encourages her residents to integrate teaching with scholarship and service, a practice that she follows closely.

David Berle, an associate professor of horticulture, won the 2011 Scholarship of Engagement Award for his public service and outreach work and the service-learning opportunities he has provided to students.

Donna Leigh Bliss, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, has been involved in community outreach since her first semester at UGA when she and her students worked with families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. 

Henry Munneke holds a chaired position in the Terry College of Business and enjoys teaching and research in the areas of real estate and urban economics – timely topics in today’s economic environment.

Meigs Professor of Ecology Jim Porter wants his students to learn about serious environmental problems and realize the importance of solving them.

Meigs Professor of Sociology Jody Clay-Warner studies responses to injustice and violence against women and serves as director of UGA’s Criminal Justice Studies Program.