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Faculty Research & Teaching

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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.

Professors must show scholarly excellence and be established among the most distinctive and recognized voices in their discipline, consistently examining and addressing their field's most pressing questions.

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 8-to-1.
  • Emory College students give high marks to professors: more than four in five said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction in their major (2017 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.

For a list of new faculty across all the schools, please visit the Provost's site.

Natasha Trethewey

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
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Named Professorships

Distinguished professorships, named for significant figures in Emory's history, recognize faculty making uncommon contributions to their field and to the university.

Additional named professorships include Samuel Candler Dobbs professorships, awarded for considerable future promise in research and teaching, Goodrich C. White professorships, awarded for extraordinary service to the university, and Winship Distinguished Research professorships, awarded for singular accomplishments in research. Endowed chairs and professorships honor additional faculty within Emory's nine schools.

faculty honors at Commencement

Recognizing Excellence

The university recognizes leadership in teaching, research, mentoring and service annually at Commencement.

Merle Black

Emory Experts

Emory faculty are recognized experts in an array of fields.

Use our interactive search tool to find experts by name and subject areas.

Leslie Harris

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