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Marshall Shepherd, director of UGA’s Atmospheric Sciences program, has been interested in meteorology since the 6th grade and now helps UGA students become meteorologists.

Sybilla Beckmann Kazez is passionate about math and about teaching, which led to her being named a 2011 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, UGA’s highest recognition for superior instruction, and receiving a Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award.

Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies, believes there is much to be explored on the subject of how gender and race impact education and learning.

Renowned double bassist Milton Masciadri attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world who come to UGA to study with him.

McCaskill conducts archival research about 19th- and early 20th-century African American writers and has developed “Reacting to the Past” classes about UGA’s 1961 desegregation.

Meigs Professor of Sociology Jody Clay-Warner studies responses to injustice and violence against women and serves as director of UGA’s Criminal Justice Studies Program.

Christine Franklin is passionate about teaching statistics and believes that statistical literacy is essential for all citizens in today’s data-centric world.

William Finlay, professor and department head in sociology, says he thinks of his discipline as a kind of toolkit to explain human behavior.

Jean Martin-Williams, who directs the horn studio in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, successfully combines her passions for teaching and performing.