Creative Research Awards are comprised of the Albert Christ-Janer Award for distinguished achievements in the Arts and Humanities, the Lamar Dodd Award for distinguished achievements in the sciences, and the William A. Owens award for distinguished achievements in the social and behavioral sciences.
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.
Ron Butchart, professor and head of elementary and social studies education, is recognized nationally and internationally for his body of work on freedmen’s teachers in the South after the Civil War and on the history of black education in the United States.
Susan Fagan, Albert W. Jowdy Professor and associate department head of clinical and administrative pharmacy, is an outstanding leader in basic stroke research and an expert in stroke therapeutics. She was one of the investigators in a landmark clinical trial that led to the widespread use of the drug Activase as an acute treatment for embolic stroke.
John Stickney, professor of chemistry, has received worldwide recognition for his contributions to the field of electrochemistry. He singlehandedly invented a method of producing extraordinarily thin semiconductors created one atomic layer at a time through a process he called electrochemical atomic layer epitaxy, or EC-ALE.
D. Scott NeSmith, professor of horticulture, has been an extraordinarily productive researcher and inventor of new plant varieties since joining UGA’s Griffin Campus in 1990. NeSmith’s research focuses particularly on the study of blueberries, and he has released and patented 10 new commercial blueberry varieties and two ornamental blueberry varieties since becoming head of the UGA Blueberry Breeding Program in 1998.
Lionel Carreira, professor emeritus of chemistry, is recognized for his successes as a spirited entrepreneur and for his longstanding commitment to education and research. He is the founder and chief executive officer of ARChem, an Athens-based company that provides a unique computational chemical modeling software program used widely in academic, government and industrial laboratories.
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