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