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Two Franklin faculty members receive 2022 Russell Teaching Awards

Alan Flurry

Three UGA faculty members – two from the Franklin College – have been named recipients of the Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize outstanding instruction by faculty members early in their academic careers.

“This year’s Russell Award recipients demonstrate how innovative, evidence-based instruction enhances student learning,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Their commitment to academic excellence helps make the University of Georgia a national leader in public higher education.”

The Richard B. Russell Foundation established the Russell Awards during the 1991-1992 academic year. The awards include a $10,000 cash award.

The 2022 Russell Award recipients are:

  • Jennifer A. Brown, associate professor of communication sciences and special education in the Mary Frances Early College of Education;
  • Paul Pollack, professor of mathematics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; and
  • Julie Stanton, associate professor of cellular biology in the Franklin College.

Paul Pollack

Pollack’s teaching and mentoring style promotes a love for mathematics. He can challenge students while keeping courses interesting and engaging by helping students build analytical and mathematical skills. Pollack takes abstract and conceptually challenging material and enables his students to gain a deeper insight.


Julie Stanton

Stanton is a nationally recognized scholar of teaching in the life sciences. Over the last seven years, she has secured funding for education research that includes a National Science Foundation CAREER Award of more than $1 million to study the development of metacognitive skills in life sciences undergraduates. She also has been an invited facilitator for the American Society for Microbiology Science Teaching Fellows program.

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Congratulations to our colleague on this important career accomplishment.

Image: Paul Pollack (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

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