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

Bryce Sadtler

Chemistry

Luis Alejandro Salas

Classics

Ignacio Sánchez Prado

Romance Languages and Literatures

Michael Sanders

Tara Sandretto

Crickette Sanz

Anthropology

Carolyn Sargent

Anthropology

Sean Savoie

Performing Arts

Ariela Schachter

Sociology

Maggie Schlarman

Biology

Wolfram Schmidgen

English

Leigh E. Schmidt

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Keith Schnakenberg

Political Science

Nancy Schnurr

Romance Languages and Literatures

Lyndsie Schultz

Education

David Schuman

English

Henry I. Schvey

Performing Arts

Rebecca Sears

Classics

Alexander Seidel

Physics

Christopher Shaffer

Biology

Toqeer Shah

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

John Shareshian

Mathematics and Statistics

Michael Sherberg

Romance Languages and Literatures

Ila Sheren

Art History and Archaeology

Vincent Sherry

English

Yongseok Shin

Economics

Matthew Shipe

English

Betsy Sinclair

Political Science

Julie Singer

Romance Languages and Literatures

Philip Skemer

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Elzbieta Sklodowska

Romance Languages and Literatures

Virginia Slachman

College Writing Program

Rachel Slaughter

College Writing Program

Cecil Slaughter

Performing Arts

Kristoffer Smemo

Craig Smith

Biology

Richard J. Smith

Anthropology

Jennifer R. Smith

Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives

Steven S. Smith

Political Science

William H. Smith

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Robert Snarrenberg

Music

Andrew Sobel

Global Studies

Lee Sobotka

Chemistry

Slava Solomatov

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Mitchell Sommers

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Yanli Song

Mathematics and Statistics

James F. Spriggs

Political Science

Zoe Stamatopoulou

Classics

Christopher Stark

Music

Alexander Stefaniak

Music

Paul Steinbeck

Music

Paul Stein

Biology

Ari Stern

Mathematics and Statistics

Glenn Davis Stone

Anthropology

Harriet Stone

Romance Languages and Literatures

David Strait

Anthropology

Joan Strassmann

Biology

Michael Strube

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Gaylyn Studlar

Film and Media Studies

Nicole Svobodny

​Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Claudia Swan

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.

See what our faculty are working on now

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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.

Meet our new faculty: Social sciences

This academic year, the departments of Economics, Education, Political Science, and Sociology all added new faculty members to their ranks. Welcome to these new members of our community!