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­­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…

Harold Briggs, director of research and professor in the School of Social Work, advances the rigor of the profession by facilitating funded research while also teaching students to effectively use science in problem solving to foster well-being and positive social…

Elizabeth Burch, the Charles H. Kirbo Chair of Law in the School of Law, uses current events and her scholarly interests in mass torts and complex litigation to spark classroom discussion.

Tianming Liu, a professor of computer science, is combining the latest in imaging technology with data analytics to reveal new insights into the structure and function of the human brain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is exploring how digital technology can be used to encourage better food choices, more physical activity and better…

Susan Wilde, an assistant professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, views teaching, research and service as highly interrelated and complementary efforts.

College of Engineering professor Mark Eiteman wants students to understand and apply approaches to solving technical problems rather than just memorizing information, since many problems they will encounter don’t have easy answers.