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UGA Centers and Institutes

Following is the list of Centers and Institutes approved within the scope of Academic Affairs Policy Statement #7 regarding the establishment and administration of Centers and Institutes at UGA.

This list does not include many units and places on campus that are correctly called "centers" (e.g., the Miller Learning Center) and may play vital roles in support of the University's mission but do not fall within the scope of the policy.

Name/Link

Director

Reporting Line

African American Studies, Institute for

Valerie Babb

Franklin

African Studies Institute

Akinloye Ojo

Franklin

Agribusiness & Economic Development, Center for

Kent Wolfe

CAES

Applied Isotope Studies, Center for

Jeff Speakman

OVPR

Archaeological Sciences, Center for

Elizabeth Reitz

Franklin

Artificial Intelligence, Institute for

Walter D. Potter

Franklin

Asian Studies, Center for

Hyangsoon Yi

Franklin

Behavioral Research, William A. and Barbara R. Owens Institute for

Lillian Eby

OVPR

Bioenergy Systems Research Institute

Robert A. Scott

OVPR

Bioinformatics, Institute of

Jessica Kissinger

OVPR

Biomedical  & Health Science Institute

Harry A. Dailey

OVPR

Bonbright Utilities Center

vacant

Terry

C-GSET(Collaborative Study of Gene-Social Environment Transactions, Center for)

Steven Beach

OVPR

Cancer Center, UGA

J. Michael Pierce

OVPR

Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Laura Meadows

OVPPSO

Coca Cola Center for Marketing Studies

Charlotte H. Mason

Terry

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Alan Darvill

OVPR

Computational Chemistry, Center for

Henry F. Schaefer III

Franklin

Continuing Judicial Education, Institute for

Richard D. Reaves

LAW

Continuing Legal Education, Institute for

Lawrence F. Jones

LAW

Counseling & Personal Evaluation, Center for

Linda F. Campbell

COE

Cox Center for International Mass Communication
Training & Research (James M. Cox, Jr)

Lee B. Becker

Grady

Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management & Leadership

Kent Middleton

Grady

Dean Rusk Center for International &  Comparative Law

C. Donald Johnson

LAW

Drug Discovery, Center for

Vasu Nair

COP

Economic Education, Center for (with College of Family & Consumer Sciences)

Cheryl Fields Smith, Greg Trandel

FACS

Evidence-Based Health Professions Education, Institute for

Anne Marcotte & Mark Ebell

COE/CPH

Family Research, Center for

Gene Brody

OVPR

Fanning Institute

Joseph W. Whorton

OVPPSO

Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center

Dick Phillips

CAES

Food Safety, Center for

Michael P. Doyle

CAES

Forest Business, Center for

Robert Lee Izlar

WSFR

Gambling Research, Center for

Adam Goodie

OVPR

Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Kris Braman

CAES

Geospacial Research, Center for

Marguerite Madden

Franklin

Gerontology, Institute of

Toni Miles

CPH

Global Health, Center for

Richard Schuster

CPH

GLOBIS

Han Park

SPIA

Health & Risk Communication, Center for

Glen Nowak

Grady

Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense, Institute for

Cham Dallas

CPH

Higher Education, Institute of

Libby V. Morris

OVPAA

Housing & Demographics Research Center

Anne Sweaney

FACS

Human Development & Disability,  Institute for

Zolinda Stoneman

FACS

Information Systems Leadership, Center for

Richard Watson

Terry

Insurance Education & Research, Center for

Robert E. Hoyt

Terry

Integrative Conservation Research, Center for

Nathan P. Nibbelink

Franklin

Interdisciplinary Research on Education and Human Development, Institute for

Allan Cohen

COE

International Center

L. Ray Brooks, Jr.

OVPPSO

International Trade & Security, Center for

Gary K. Bertsch

SPIA

Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, Center for

G. Keith Douce/David J. Moorehead

CAES/Warnell

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute

Richard Gordon

Franklin

Latino Achievement & Success in Education, Center for

Pedro Portes

COE

Leadership Advancement in Business Organizations, Institute for

Mark Huber

Terry

Learning Disorders, Regents Center for

William Lindstrom

Franklin

Marine Institute at Sapelo Island

Merryl Amber

OVPR

McPhaul Child & Family Development Center

Amy Kay

FACS

Metalloenzyme Studies, Center for

Michael K. Johnson

Franklin

Molecular Medicine, Center for

Stephen Dalton

OVPR

Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center

Yiping Zhao

OVPR

Native American Studies, Institute of

Jace Weaver

Franklin

New Media Institute

Scott A. Shamp

Grady

Nonprofit Organizations, Institute for

Michelle Carney

SW

Peabody Center for Media & Society

Horace Newcomb

Grady

Physical Activity and Health, Center for Ellen Evans COE

Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Institute for

Joseph Bouton

CAES

Plant Center

John Burke

OVPR

Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center

Mark Jackwood

VET

Ramsey Center for Private Enterprise

Cristopher M. Cornwell

Terry

Regenerative Bioscience, Center for

Steve Stice

OVPR

Research on Behavioral Health & Human Services Delivery, Center for

Paul Roman

OVPR

River Basin Center

Seth Wenger & Laurie Fowler

Odum

Selig Center for Economic Growth

Jeffrey M. Humphreys

Terry

Simulational Physics, Center for

David P. Landau

Franklin

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography James Sanders OVPAA

Soybean Improvement (CSI), Center for

Roger Boerma

CAES

Strategic Risk Management, Center for

Robert E. Hoyt

Terry

Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development

Bonnie Cramond

COE

Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases, Center for

Daniel G. Colley

OVPR

Ultrastructural Research, Center for

Paul Schroeder

Franklin

Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Center for

David Williams

OVPAA

Virtual History, Center for

Steve Berry, Claudio Saunt

Franklin

Willson Center for  Humanities & Arts, Jane & Harry

Nicholas Allen

OVPR

Women’s Studies, Institute for

Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Franklin