Associate professor Brian Schwartz and professor Wayne Hanna develop turfgrass, ornamental and forage crop cultivars that benefit farmers and almost everyone who has a lawn, plays sports or enjoys a walk in the park.
Leidong Mao, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, creates opportunities for students to conduct cutting-edge nanotechnology research.
Franklin West, an assistant professor in the animal and dairy science department, wants to help students recapture their love and enthusiasm for science.
Kandauda (K.A.S.) Wickrama, a Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences, brings his research experiences to the courses he teaches, but he also learns from his students, who shape his research questions through their classroom discussions.
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.
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.
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.