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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.

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.