Our people are extraordinary.

Arts & Sciences has over 1,000 faculty and staff who utilize their diverse expertise in the pursuit of research breakthroughs, gaining a deeper understanding of the world's most pressing issues and serving as mentors of the next generation.

select honors from our faculty

9 Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences
Guggenheim Fellows in past 7 years
6 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Economics

Recent Faculty Grants & Awards

Jeffrey M. Zacks, associate chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $250,000 grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study event cognition “in the wild.” This project will take the research into the world, where people actually experience events. Key to the research is “Unforgettable,” an infrastructure developed over the past decade by collaborator Simon Dennis, of the University of Melbourne, which helps people enrich and better understand their own memories while collecting data for a scientific exploration of event comprehension and memory.

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Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield

<p>Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she also has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men&rsquo;s Work.</p>

The icing on the cake: Biologist applies epigenetics to challenges in medicine, agriculture

Xuehua Zhong studies epigenetics — how genes are turned ‘on’ or ‘off’ — and environmental adaptation in plants. A new project, funded by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, will ultimately enable new applications for medicine and human health.

David Fike installation ceremony

Fike installed as the Glassberg/Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor

On Sept. 20, David A. Fike was installed as the Myron & Sonya Glassberg / Albert & Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor. Sonya “Sunny” Weinberg Glassberg established the endowed professorship in 2011 to support faculty who are leaders in the study and promotion of renewable energy and sustainability.