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Mary Caplan

Mary Caplan, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, uses debates, case studies, role-playing and multimedia to help her students develop critical thinking skills.

Jim Leebens-Mack

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…

Marin Brewer

Marin Talbot Brewer, assistant professor of plant pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, uses her research on fungi to solve problems affecting our foods, fibers and forests.

Sergiy Minko

Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science Sergiy Minko directs UGA’s Nanostructured Materials Lab, which creates advanced fibers, textiles and other functional materials with applications that range from biotechnology to consumer goods.

Joe Phua

Joe Phua, assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students apply classroom concepts through hands-on experiences, such as designing digital advertising campaigns for local small businesses.

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

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…

Harold Briggs

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

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

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.

Stanley Culpepper

Stanley Culpepper, a professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an extension weed scientist, travels the state and the world sharing research results that promote agricultural productivity and sustainability.

Susan Fagan

Susan Fagan, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Pharmacy, says that both her research and teaching are inspired by the patients she sees and has seen in her clinical practice.

Nathaniel Grow

Nathaniel Grow, an associate professor of legal studies in the Terry College of Business, has received national recognition for his research and book on the regulation of professional sports under antitrust law.

Tamora Callands

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

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

Jennifer McDowell

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

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.