Emilie Phillips Smith

William A. Owens Creative Research Award 2019 Emilie Phillips Smith, professor and former department head of Human Development and Family Science, studies the role of sociocultural variables in child and family development. She engages children and families of diverse racial-ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in rigorously tested...

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Jody Clay-Warner

William A. Owens Creative Research Award 2017 Jody Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology, investigates injustice from both basic and applied vantage points, addressing critical problems in our society: injustice, violence, victimization, and the laws and policies designed to control these problems. Her research broadens the understanding...

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Jennifer McDowell

Creative Research Award 2016 Jennifer McDowell, professor of psychology, is an outstanding researcher who has dedicated much of her professional career to the study of cognition and brain function in healthy humans as well as those with psychiatric disorders. She integrates behavioral and multi-modal brain imaging...

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Steve Kogan

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Joshua Miller

William A. Owens Creative Research Award 2018 Joshua D. Miller, professor and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, has played a leading role in developing, testing and advocating a new model of understanding personality disorders. Mental health professionals have struggled to treat patients...

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Robert E. Rhoades

Distinguished Research Professor 2006 Robert E. Rhoades, Professor of Anthropology, works on agricultural and environmental issues in developing countries. His research, which involved studying the ways that indigenous people’s traditional knowledge of agriculture contributes to sustainable production, challenged the widespread assumptions that third world farming systems are...

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Celeste Condit

William A. Owens Award 2005 Celeste Condit analyzes the effectiveness of different means of communicating genetic research to the public. As scientific advances increase doctors’ ability to identify an individual’s genetic make-up, the focus on genetic services and testing intensifies, along with media coverage and public...

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Jerome Morris

William A. Owens Award 2014 Jerome Morris, professor of social foundations of education, is one of the premier scholars of race, social class and the geography of educational opportunity. Also a research fellow with the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, his interdisciplinary program of research addresses issues...

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Lillian Eby

William A. Owens Award 2013 Lillian Eby, professor of psychology, is a pioneer in the field of industrial and organizational psychology who has contributed significantly to the study of career-related issues. Much of Eby’s research explores the efficacy of mentoring relationships, experiences and programs. Prior to her...

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Martha Carr

William A. Owens Award 2011 Martha Carr, Aderhold Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, and Research Fellow, UGA Institute of Behavioral Research, studies the factors that promote or inhibit mathematics achievement or “literacy” at various ages and educational stages. Her first work to attract national attention — the application...

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