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Jenna Jambeck

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

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

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

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.

Susan Wilde

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.

Mark Eiteman

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.

Laura Zimmerman

Laura Zimmermann, an assistant professor whose work focuses on the intersection of political science and economics in developing countries, conducts research that has implications for policymakers around the world.

Shannon Holmes

Shannon Holmes, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, uses advanced diagnostic imaging techniques, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, both as a clinician in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to diagnose different health issues in clients’ pets and as a…

Valerie Boyd

Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, emphasizes to students the importance of well-reported, well-researched writing that connects with readers.

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, director of UGA’s Center for Food Safety, helps the food industry—from the farm to your fork—produce safe food while also educating students and consumers.

Henry Young

Henry N. Young, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, strives to create learning experiences that help students discover and construct knowledge for themselves.

Paula Lemons

Paula Lemons, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, uses findings from her research on science education to design curricula for her classes and tailor her interactions with students to enhance their learning outcomes.

Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma, an associate professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, gives students hands-on learning experiences through his product development course, which challenges students to enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

Annette Poulsen

Annette Poulsen, the Sterne Chair of Banking and Finance in the Terry College of Business, enjoys teaching a broad spectrum of students—from undergraduates in their first semester to graduate students in MBA, Executive MBA and Ph.D. programs.

Tiffany Washington

Tiffany Washington, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, prepares future medical social workers to meet the needs of Georgia’s increasingly diverse older adult population.

Chris Garvin

Chris Garvin, the new director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and a professor of art and design, brings a balanced approach to his teaching that is sensitive to the artistic impulse as well as to the business acumen…