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.