Three UGA faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Apr 29, 2021

From left: J. Marshall Shepherd, Mary Ann Moran and Gregory H. Robinson
Credit University of Georgia

J. Marshall Shepherd, Mary Ann Moran and Gregory H. Robinson elected by peers for contributions to research

Three University of Georgia faculty members - Mary Ann Moran, Regents’ Professor in marine sciences; Gregory H. Robinson, UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; and Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences - have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. 

“First and foremost, on behalf of the University of Georgia, I want to congratulate Drs. Moran, Robinson and Shepherd on this outstanding achievement,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “This announcement is a clear sign of both their accomplishments as scholars and the growing national reputation of the University of Georgia. To have three faculty members inducted in a single year is truly a proud moment for UGA.”

In total, 14 current or former UGA faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.