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Sonia Hernandez

Sonia Hernandez, an associate professor with a joint appointment in Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine, conducts research at the intersection of human, animal and ecosystem health.

Jason Christian

Jason Christian, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, gives his students experiential learning experiences that also address infrastructure needs in communities across Georgia.

Elena Karahanna

Elena Karahanna, the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, studies the use of information systems in health care while helping prepare graduate students to conduct high-impact scholarship of their own.

Brian N. Williams

Brian N. Williams, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, challenges students to think critically so that they can diagnose—and propose solutions to—underlying problems rather than surface symptoms.

Paula Lemons

Paula Lemons, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills.

Brian Schwartz and Wayne Hanna

Associate professor Brian Schwartz and professor Wayne Hanna develop turfgrass, ornamental and forage crop cultivars that benefit farmers and almost everyone who has a lawn, plays sports or enjoys a walk in the park.

Tai Guo

Tai Guo, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, studies the relationship between early exposure to endocrine disruptors and diseases such as diabetes and asthma.

Sheba MohanKumar

Associate professor Sheba MohanKumar studies the interaction between the immune, nervous and endocrine systems, and her research has implications for both human and animal health.

Hillary Tanner

Hillary S. Tanner, a lecturer in the College of Engineering, helps students learn visualization skills using things that are familiar to them—such as Legos and iPads with 3-D scanners.

Darris Means

Darris Means, an assistant professor in the College of Education, uses problem-based learning to help students gain confidence in their expertise and discover the rich gifts they have to offer the world.

Elisabeth Sattler

Assistant professor Elisabeth “Lilian” Sattler is making an impact on her students—and the patients they will go on to treat—by focusing on the relationship between nutrition and disease management.

Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams, Heyward Professor of Music and Chair of Percussion in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, loves to spend one-on-one instructional time with his students.

Kent Barnett

Kent Barnett, an assistant professor in the School of Law, says the ideal student is not only professional and prepared but also curious, kind and “always ready to laugh.”

Ashley Harrison

Ashley Johnson Harrison, an assistant professor in the College of Education, teaches future school psychologists about autism spectrum disorders and is working with UGA’s Disability Resource Center to promote learning strategies for students diagnosed with ASD.

Nancy Hinkle

Nancy Hinkle, professor of veterinary entomology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, conducts research and outreach at the intersection of human health and veterinary medicine.

Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, has developed new drug delivery methods that target prostate cancer.