Faculty Research & 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.
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 (2015 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.
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
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
- Robert W. Woodruff: Teachers/scholars of distinction who serve a broad constituency and provide a unifying force to graduate education
- University Distinguished Professors: Reknowned public leaders and artists engaged with Emory's research and teaching missions
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.
The university recognizes leadership in teaching, research, mentoring and service annually at Commencement.