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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<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>

AAAS names seven Arts & Sciences faculty as 2021 fellows

Seven faculty members in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis are among 564 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

New faculty hire Elizabeth Hunter shared photos on Twitter to announce her plans to join the Arts & Sciences faculty as part of the Digital Transformation Initiative.

Digital Transformation Initiative brings new talent to Arts & Sciences

Dean Hu’s initiative infuses new talent and novel approaches across disciplines. In addition to seven hires who arrived earlier this year, 12 scholars plan to join Arts & Sciences in 2022 as part of the initiative.