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Claire de La Serre

Claire de La Serre, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, studies the mechanisms that trigger overeating while also keeping her students up-to-date on the latest research findings in foods and nutrition.
 

 

Philip Smith

Philip Smith, the Prokasy Professor in the Arts in the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, helps students experience the joy of music and also to realize the importance of persevering and honing their skills to a high standard.

Paola De Santo

Paola De Santo, an assistant professor of Italian in the department of Romance languages, combines the study of language and culture through innovative courses, study abroad and internship opportunities.

Andrew Park

Associate professor Andrew Park conducts research that aims to predict and limit the transmission of parasites and infectious diseases while also giving students the opportunity to work alongside him in his lab.

Susan Haire

Susan Haire, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, helps students develop a broader knowledge base, stronger analytical skills and more confidence in their own abilities.

Brian Seagraves

Brian Seagraves, an academic professional in the College of Pharmacy, helps prepare students for careers in which they deliver high-quality health care with compassion, empathy and an overwhelming desire to help others.

Kylee Duberstein

Kylee Duberstein, an associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, conducts research and gives students hands-on research experiences in equine nutrition and animal biomechanics.

Sundar Bharadwaj

Sundar Bharadwaj, who holds the The Coca-Cola Company Chair of Marketing in the Terry College of Business, brings insights from marketing research into the classroom to help students become “thinking managers.”

Shira Chess

Shira Chess, an assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students learn professional and creative skills that prepare them for careers in broadcast media and game design.

Glenn Ostir

Glenn Ostir, a professor in the College of Public Health and director of the university’s Institute of Gerontology, conducts research that promotes healthy aging throughout the life course.

Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis, an associate professor in the College of Education, aims to improve math education through the instruction she provides to pre-service teachers, through her research, and through partnerships with local schools.

John Maurer

Professor John Maurer in the College of Veterinary Medicine conducts research that enhances food safety and advances Georgia’s economically vital poultry industry while also giving students hands-on research experiences.

Y. Joon Choi

Y. Joon Choi, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, conducts research that addresses issues such as substance abuse and intimate partner violence while also educating future social work professionals and researchers.

Sidney Thompson

Sidney Thompson, the U.H. Davenport Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, helps students learn how to think like engineers and to become confident in their ability to solve problems.

Mehrsa Baradaran

Mehrsa Baradaran, a J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law, has received national recognition for her research, which explores issues of poverty as they relate to the financial system.

John Campbell

John Campbell, associate professor and the Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow in the Terry College of Business, explores whether accounting and disclosure rule changes have their intended effects—or create unintended consequences.