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Ellen Evans

Ellen Evans, a professor of kinesiology and director of UGA’s Center for Physical Activity and Health, empowers students to model healthy movement behaviors and motivate others through education and social support in their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

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Lesley Feracho

Lesley Feracho, an associate professor in the department of Romance languages and associate director of the Institute for African American Studies, helps students learn to develop critical thinking and to (re)discover the joys of reading.

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Betsy Vonk

Professor Betsy Vonk in the School of Social Work helps her students prepare for successful careers by giving them plenty of time to try techniques, role-play and discuss real-world cases.

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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 researcher in clinical and translational disease processes. 

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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 environmental engineering issues into the classroom for students.

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Michael Strand

Regents Professor Michael Strand says a big part of teaching for him, particularly at the graduate level, is helping individuals become good scientists for the future.