The University of Georgia
Michelle Carney

Focus on Faculty

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Jason Locklin

In his lab, associate professor of chemistry and engineering Jason Locklin creates compounds that convert light to energy, biosensors and a host of other cutting-edge materials. In the classroom, he helps his students understand that discoveries such as these are rooted in the basic science they are learning.

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Akinloye Ojo

Akinloye Ojo, associate professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Institute, wants his students to understand that no language, be it spoken in Europe or Africa, is inherently difficult.

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Andrew Paterson

The Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory that Regents Professor Andrew Paterson directs addresses dimensions of plant biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, balancing increased food security with expanded bioenergy supplies while mitigating the challenges of a looming worldwide water crisis.

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Merryl Alber

Merryl Alber, professor of marine sciences and director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, focuses her teaching, research and service on coastal ecosystems and how they might change in the future.

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Nancy Manley

Professor of genetics Nancy Manley focuses on teaching students how to ask questions and learn so that they can continue to grow as scientists long after graduation.

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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 that students need to thrive in an ever-changing world.