About Next Generation
The Next Generation Program is an effort through strategic faculty hiring to build strength around core and innovative research and scholarship by adding faculty excellence to interdisciplinary research topics, investigating pressing issues facing our society and the world.
The Next Generation Program continues the success of the university’s Second Century Initiative, which has raised the level of external research funding, quality of research and scholarship, and the university’s reputation for innovative research and scholarship in areas critical to solving problems of the 21st century.
Note: If you are looking for more information about the Next Generation of Faculty initiative — which focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty recruitment, retention and engagement — please visit this link.
Faculty Excellence in Action
Courtney Anderson is championing housing issues to break the cycles of poverty in cities across the country.
Tim Sass is leading the Georgia Center for Education Policy to improve academic, career and life outcomes for students.
Laura Salazar works with colleagues to understand and improve health inequalities experienced by racial, sexual and gender minority populations.