Jim Leebens-Mack, a professor of plant biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, investigates the history of plant life on our planet and compares genome sequences to better understand the genetic basis of biological innovations that are of great practical importance for horticulture and agriculture.
Kyle Johnsen, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, says that both his teaching and research are grounded in the idea that social, context-rich, active and hands-on activities are extremely powerful learning vehicles.
The Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory that Regents Professor Andrew Paterson directs addresses dimensions of plant biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, balancing increased food security with expanded bioenergy supplies while mitigating the challenges of a looming worldwide water crisis.…
Elizabeth Howerth, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, says the diversity inherent in the field of pathology ensures that she and her students are never bored.
Professor Bob Fecho joined the College of Education faculty to help pre-service and in-service teachers negotiate the complexities of their profession. He says his ideal students are the ones sitting in his classroom at any given moment.
Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition and director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation, shares her knowledge of food processing and safety across the state and nation—as well as in classrooms at UGA.
Akinloye Ojo, associate professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Institute, wants his students to understand that no language, be it spoken in Europe or Africa, is inherently difficult.
Denise Spangler, the Bebe Aderhold Professor in Early Childhood Education and head of the department of mathematics and science education, strives to create a classroom environment that is challenging yet nurturing.
Fazal Khan, associate professor in the School of Law, says his primary goal is to make his students better thinkers and communicators.
Umit Yilmaz, a professor in the College of Environment and Design, and his students blend theory, research and service to improve quality of life in communities in Georgia and around the world.