Faculty & Teaching
Emory's academic strength is grounded not only in the cutting-edge research of a top university but also in the liberal arts tradition of engaged teaching.
At Emory College of Arts and Sciences, faculty members typically teach at all levels of instruction, providing access to the university's most distinguished scholars.
- Emory College classes have an average size of 25 students and a student/faculty ratio of 7-to-1.
- Emory College students give high marks to professors: four in five said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction in their major (2013 Emory College Senior Survey).
Individual faculty excellence includes scholarly achievement, teaching and advising, the potential to create new knowledge, and a clear dedication to service. Working together, faculty members are a central and essential resource for achieving our vision of an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse intellectual community.
Distinguished professorships, named for significant figures in Emory's history, recognize faculty making uncommon contributions to their field and to the university.
- Asa Griggs Candler: Especially well-qualified senior candidates
- Charles Howard Candler: Senior scholars demonstrating outstanding teaching ability and productive scholarship
- Samuel Candler Dobbs: Considerable future promise in research and teaching
- Goodrich C. White: Extraordinary service to the university
- Winship Distinguished Research: Singular accomplishments in research
- Robert W. Woodruff: Teachers/scholars of distinction who serve a broad constituency and provide a unifying force to graduate education
Endowed chairs and professorships honor additional faculty within Emory's nine schools.
Awards and Honors
Awards and honors recognizing Emory faculty include:
- Carnegie Scholars
- Fulbright Fellowship
- Guggenheim Fellowship
- National Humanities Medal
- Nobel Prize
- Pulitzer Prize
- U.S. Poet Laureate
The university recognizes leadership in teaching, research, mentoring and service annually at Commencement.