Anne Sweaney began her career in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences as a part-time temporary instructor in 1981. After landing a tenure-track position, Dr. Sweaney progressed through the ranks and was named a full professor in 1995.
In 2004, Anne was named head of the Department of Housing and Consumer Economics.
For 17 years, Anne served on the Athletic Board as a faculty representative.
The Anne L. Sweaney Innovation Fund was established in 2012 to provide financial support for the new progress and new way of learning.
Anne received the UGA Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999; the FACS Teacher of the Year Award in 1994-1995 and 2000-2001; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences in 1996.
As department head, Anne spearheaded the establishment of the Family Financial Planning major as well as the residential property management emphasis.
As interim dean in 2010-2011, Anne reinvigorated the college’s obesity initiative and helped it gain support, university wide.