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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Andrea Hohmann

William A. Owens Award 2010 Andrea Hohmann, professor of psychology and neuroscience, is a worldwide authority on the role of the endocannabinoid system in pain physiology. Her research strives to exploit the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids to suppress pain—while bypassing the psychoactive side effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol,...

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David M. DeJoy

William A. Owens Award 2008 David M. DeJoy, professor of health promotion and behavior, studies the behavioral and psychological aspects of workplace safety, particularly the organizational factors that promote or obstruct it. In 1993 DeJoy authored, in the Journal of Occupational Medicine, a seminal paper that made...

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Virginia Nazarea

William A. Owens Award 2007 Virginia Nazarea, Professor of Anthropology, has, through her highly original research and writing, articulated the novel perspective that local knowledge and cultural memory can counteract the loss of biodiversity. Her position — that biodiversity is nurtured in marginal spaces that provide a...

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Gail M. Williamson

William A. Owens Award 2006 Gail M. Williamson, Professor of Psychology, is a health psychologist. She was among the first to document the interconnected challenges confronted by the elderly and their caregivers and has led the way in determining factors that contribute to neglectful and abusive care....

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Karen S. Calhoun

William A. Owens Award 2002 Karen S. Calhoun, Professor of Psychology, is considered one of the world’s experts in the field of sexual violence. Her groundbreaking research is significant for defining the scope and consequences of sexual assault, as well as its treatment and prevention. Sexual aggression is...

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Chor Pang Lo

William A. Owens Award 2001 Chor Pang Lo, Professor of Geography, bridges the physical, social and technical science fields to advance research on urban and suburban environments. His contributions lie in three important areas: estimation of population and population characteristics, assessment of the quality of life by...

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Barry Schwartz

William A. Owens Award 2000 Barry Schwartz is the foremost sociologist on history and collective memory in the United States. His books, including George Washington: The Making of an American Symbol and Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory, trace the development of these former presidents'...

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