Gene Brody

  • Dr. Brody arrived at UGA in 1976 after receiving his doctorate in human development and school psychology from the University of Arizona.
  • Soon after, he became one for the most prolific grant-productive researchers in the UGA history by obtaining more than $81 million worth of grants to conduct high-impact research in the area of child and family development.
  • Dr. Brody worked as an assistant professor at the UGA Department of Child and Family Development from 1976 to 1984, and served as professor from 1984-91.
  • In 1980, Dr. Brody was named a Fellow with the Institute for Behavioral Research.
  • His class, “Development within the Family” originally started out with 30 students. Eventually, more than 10,000 students would take the course during Brody’s tenure as a professor.
  • He was appointed a Distinguished Research Professor in 1991.
  • Since 1994, Dr. Brody has been the director of the Center for Family Research, which received more than $30 million in external funding to conduct programs such as the Strong African American Families program.
  • He received the William A. Owens Award for Creative Research in 1994.
  • He received the UGA Research Foundation’s Creative Research Medal.
  • In 2004, he was appointed Regents’ Professor.
  • He received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations in 2005.
  • Also, he was invited to participate in the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth in 2005.
  • Dr. Brody was named FACS Honor Hall of Recognition in 2014