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Tamora Callands, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, infuses her experience conducting research across the nation and abroad directly into her teaching to pique the interest of students.

Nicholas Berente, an assistant professor in the Terry College of Business, keeps his students at the forefront of digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

Jennifer McDowell, a professor of psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, uses advanced imaging technology to better understand problems in brain structure and function that underlie psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

Keith Dougherty, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, created the American Founding Group to bring students and faculty together to discuss a pivotal time in the nation’s history.

Susan Mattern, Distinguished Research Professor in the history department, enjoys focusing on big ideas and patterns across cultures.

Gary Green, associate professor and assistant dean of academic affairs in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, says teaching and mentoring are his passion.

Nina Wurzburger, assistant professor in the Odum School of Ecology, conducts research in ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforests to the arctic tundra and counts working with students in the field among the highlights of her career.

Changying “Charlie” Li, a professor in the College of Engineering, is developing innovative sensing and automation technologies to help provide safe and high-quality food, fiber, feed and fuel to sustain the world’s growing population.

­­Kimberly Skobba, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, says she feels a huge sense of pride in her students at the end of every service-learning project. Last fall, they built a tiny house from the…

Maria Viveiros, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, explores fundamental cellular processes that have significant implications for maternal and child health.

Andrew Owsiak, an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, walks students through the scientific process to help them reach a deeper understanding of how to make sense of political events.

Jenna Jambeck, associate professor in the College of Engineering, is internationally recognized for her research on plastic waste in the ocean and for the Marine Debris Tracker app she co-created. She notes that being active in research helps bring current…

Robert Warren, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, stresses to his students that they are most likely to succeed in life—both personally and professionally—if they are able to think critically and objectively…

Mable Fok, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, introduces students to state-of-the-art technologies as well as basic knowledge to lay the foundation for breakthroughs in research.

Cari Goetcheus, an associate professor in the College of Environment and Design, tries to instill in her students the value of giving back to the community within which they will live.

Krzysztof Czaja, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is revealing new insights into causes of—and potential solutions for—the obesity epidemic.