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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.

CJ Tsai, the Winfred N. Haynes Professor in Forest Biotechnology and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, helps her students gain the confidence that they can work outside of their comfort zone and become independent learners while embracing future challenges.…

Rick Lewis, the UGA Foundation Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences, integrates his research with teaching to inspire students and help them develop independence and the skills to be lifelong learners.

Catherine Pringle, distinguished research professor in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology, has been interested in the environment and freshwater ecosystems since she was a kid growing up in Michigan.

William Lee, a professor of journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, helps students to understand the role of free expression in a democratic society. Lee’s research on the First Amendment appears in top legal journals and…

Usha Rodrigues, who holds the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law in the School of Law, helps her students discover how exciting and interesting business law can be.