Higher Education

Tessa Andrews

Andrews, Tessa

Meigs Distinguished Professor, Genetics
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | tandrews@uga.edu

Research Interests:  undergraduate STEM education, teacher knowledge, systemic change, evidence-based teaching, instructional change

Barger, M.

Barger, Michael

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
2023-2025 Grant Development Program Participant
website | michael.barger@uga.edu

Research Interests include motivation, STEM, developmental psychology, mindsets, and beliefs

Peggy Brickman

Brickman, Peggy

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Plant Biology
website | brickman@uga.edu

Research Interests include group work, collaborative learning, undergraduates, and professional development

Cooper, Alexandra

Post-doctoral Researcher, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
website | alexandra.cooper@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Instructor reasoning; Research teaching; Science practice instruction

Erin Dolan

Dolan, Erin

Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | eldolan@uga.edu

Research Interests include research training, mentorship, and career development

Halmo, Stephanie

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cellular Biology
website | shalmo27@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Student thinking; Metacognition; Problem solving; Group work

Hannah Krimm

Krimm, Hannah

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Special Education
website | hannah.krimm@uga.edu

Research Interests include developmental language disorders, reading, writing, and dyslexia

Paula Lemons

Lemons, Paula

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | plemons@uga.edu

Research Interests include pedagogy, assessment, cognition, and organizational change

Ovid, Dax

Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
website | dax@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Curriculum studies; Higher education; Instructor talk; Study abroad

Russo-Tait, Tatiane

Assistant Professor, Cellular Biology
website | Tati@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Critical consciousness; Equity; Social justice in STEM

Julie Stanton

Stanton, Julie

Associate Professor, Cellular Biology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
website | stantonj@uga.edu

Research Interests include metacognition, students of color, and participatory action research

Jennifer Jo Thompson

Thompson, Jennifer Jo

Associate Research Scientist, Crop & Soil Sciences
website | jjthomp@uga.edu

Research Interests include food systems, social justice, policy outcomes, risk perception, and sustainable food


Verma, Amitabh

Associate Professor, Environment + Design
website | averma@uga.edu

Research Interests include drawing, creativity, mental health, urban design, anxiety management, and architecture

Young, Nicholas

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy
website | nicholas.young@uga.edu

Research Interests include: Assessment and Evaluation, Education and Learning, Higher Education, STEM