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

Ana Babus

Economics

Sarah Baitzel

Anthropology

Thomas Bakupog

Chemistry

David Balota

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay

Economics

Mary Jo Bang

English

Deanna Barch

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Joe Barcroft

Romance Languages and Literatures

Anne Baril

Philosophy

Pamela Barmash

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Alexander Barnes

Chemistry

Jonathan Barnes

Chemistry

Cynthia Barounis

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Marisa Barragán-Peugnet

Romance Languages and Literatures

Timothy Bartley

Sociology

Heather Barton

Biology

Colin Bassett

College Writing Program

Anupam Basu

English

Guinn Batten

English

John Baugh

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Barbara Baumgartner

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Anne Margaret Baxley

Philosophy

Roger Beachy

Biology

Kurt Beals

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Michael M. Bechtel

Political Science

Lois Beck

Anthropology

Monique Bedasse

History

April Bednarski

Biology

Roya Beheshti Zavareh

Mathematics and Statistics

Yehuda Ben-Shahar

Biology

Carl Bender

Physics

Lee Benham

Economics

Deanna Benjamin

College Writing Program

Housni Bennis

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Peter Benson

Anthropology

Heather Berg

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Nancy E. Berg

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Marcus Berliant

Economics

Iver Bernstein

History, African and African-American Studies

Ruth Berson

College Writing Program

Anna F. Bialek

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

W. Robert Binns

Physics

Vladimir Birman

Chemistry

Venus Bivar

History

John Bleeke

Chemistry

Joshua Blodgett

Biology

Kate Bloomquist

College Writing Program

Stefanie Boese

College Writing Program

Ryan Bogdan

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Clare Bokulich

Music

Michele Boldrin

Economics

Tim Bono

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Elizabeth Borgwardt

History

Daniel Bornstein

History

Arpita Bose

Biology

Carlos Botero

Biology

John Bowen

Anthropology

Pascal Boyer

Anthropology

Alexander S. Bradley

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Cindy Brantmeier

Education

Stan Braude

Biology

Todd Braver

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Virginia Braxs

Romance Languages and Literatures

Rachel Brown

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

J. Andrew Brown

Romance Languages and Literatures

J. Dillon Brown

English

Eric Brown

Philosophy

Lynnea Brumbaugh

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

William Bubelis

Classics

James H. Buckley

Physics

Francisco Buera

Economics

Julie Bugg

Psychological & Brain Sciences

William Buhro

Chemistry

Patrick Burke

Music

Annette Burkhart

Music

Colin Burnett

Film and Media Studies

Andrew C. Butler

Education

Recent Faculty Grants & Awards

Barbara Kunkel, a professor in the Department of Biology, has been awarded $645,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of research on "Roles of Auxin During Pseudomonas syringae Pathogenesis."

See what our faculty are working on now

More from The Ampersand
Wingfield

Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield

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’s Work.

Staff at a U.S. Army hospital wearing masks during the “Spanish” influenza pandemic of 1918. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Histories of contagion

Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian and founding director of the Medical Humanities program, discusses examples of social distancing from medieval Florence to Progressive Era St. Louis.

Dean Barbara Schaal looks ahead

With the spread COVID-19 around the globe, Washington University made the tough decision to move all instruction online for the remainder of the semester. During these challenging times, we hope that stories from across Arts & Sciences – including this update from Dean Schaal – will help connect our community.