Renowned in their fields. At home in the classroom.
A national expert on how people regulate their behaviors. A scientist dedicated to saving the coral reefs. An enthusiastic teacher who frequently takes UM students to London to study the history of English film.
UM’s faculty are expert scholars and teachers. They include Guggenheim Fellows, Fulbright Scholars and National Science Foundation Scholarship recipients. Of our 2,100 full-time faculty members, 97 percent have a doctorate or highest degree in their fields.
Innovative Researchers and Experienced Professionals
They are also active researchers who constantly expand the horizons of knowledge, discovering new areas of innovation. At the Miller School of Medicine alone, faculty guide more than 1,300 ongoing research projects. Our faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have shaped knowledge throughout all areas of the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences through their innovative research.
Our faculty are also real-world professionals, bringing expertise from years of experience in their fields. For example, faculty in the School of Communication include former reporters and editors from top national news organizations, and more than 70 percent of full-time faculty in the School of Architecture work in private practice.
But while our faculty members are world-renowned, for students they are close to home. With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, UM offers classes that are intimate and interactive, and faculty act as mentors and advisors. Some even live in apartments in the residence halls as residential masters, participating in a unique living-learning community.
As active researchers, passionate scholars, and committed teachers, UM faculty serve as role models and guides, setting the standard for excellence that is UM’s hallmark.