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Gary Green, associate professor and assistant dean of academic affairs in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, says teaching and mentoring are his passion.

Nina Wurzburger, assistant professor in the Odum School of Ecology, conducts research in ecosystems ranging from tropical rainforests to the arctic tundra and counts working with students in the field among the highlights of her career.

Changying “Charlie” Li, a professor in the College of Engineering, is developing innovative sensing and automation technologies to help provide safe and high-quality food, fiber, feed and fuel to sustain the world’s growing population.

­­Kimberly Skobba, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, says she feels a huge sense of pride in her students at the end of every service-learning project. Last fall, they built a tiny house from the…

Harold Briggs, director of research and professor in the School of Social Work, advances the rigor of the profession by facilitating funded research while also teaching students to effectively use science in problem solving to foster well-being and positive social…

Elizabeth Burch, the Charles H. Kirbo Chair of Law in the School of Law, uses current events and her scholarly interests in mass torts and complex litigation to spark classroom discussion.

Tianming Liu, a professor of computer science, is combining the latest in imaging technology with data analytics to reveal new insights into the structure and function of the human brain.

Jennifer McDowell, a professor of psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, uses advanced imaging technology to better understand problems in brain structure and function that underlie psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

Stanley Culpepper, a professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an extension weed scientist, travels the state and the world sharing research results that promote agricultural productivity and sustainability.

Susan Fagan, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Pharmacy, says that both her research and teaching are inspired by the patients she sees and has seen in her clinical practice.

Nathaniel Grow, an associate professor of legal studies in the Terry College of Business, has received national recognition for his research and book on the regulation of professional sports under antitrust law.

Tamora Callands, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, infuses her experience conducting research across the nation and abroad directly into her teaching to pique the interest of students.

Nicholas Berente, an assistant professor in the Terry College of Business, keeps his students at the forefront of digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

Maria Viveiros, an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, explores fundamental cellular processes that have significant implications for maternal and child health.

Keith Dougherty, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, created the American Founding Group to bring students and faculty together to discuss a pivotal time in the nation’s history.

Susan Mattern, Distinguished Research Professor in the history department, enjoys focusing on big ideas and patterns across cultures.