Athens, Ga. — The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia presented its annual awards for outstanding teaching, research and public service. Three professors, representing the fields of legal studies, insurance and economics, were honored at a collegewide meeting this fall.

  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro received Terry College’s Outstanding Teaching Award. A legal studies professor since 2000, Pagnattaro has been a key member of the faculty committee overseeing the college’s international business programs. She stays engaged with students as an instructor, advisor, and study abroad leader. And she was an early proponent of UGA’s new First-Year Odyssey program, which introduces freshmen to faculty in a small seminar format.
  • Robert Hoyt was honored as Terry’s Outstanding Research Award recipient for 2011. Hoyt has maintained a very high level of research productivity in the area of risk management even while serving as head of the Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate for the past 11 years. As a previous recipient of the college’s teaching and service awards, Hoyt is the first professor in the past 20 years to have received the college’s top faculty awards in all three categories.
  • Jeff Humphreys received Terry’s Outstanding Service Award. As an economic forecaster, author, and public speaker, Humphreys is well known across the state. He is director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth, and in recent years he has played a larger role in economic development issues, including his 2010 legislative appointment to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.

The Terry College’s Outstanding Faculty Award recipients were chosen by a committee of their peers based on nominations from the college’s seven academic departments. Each recipient received a $1,000 cash prize.