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

Carl Sanders

Economics

Crickette Sanz

Anthropology

Demetrios Sarantites

Chemistry

Carolyn Sargent

Anthropology

Sean Savoie

Performing Arts

Barbara Schaal

Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Ariela Schachter

Sociology

Maggie Schlarman

Biology

Wolfram Schmidgen

English

Leigh E. Schmidt

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Keith Schnakenberg

Political Science

Christian Schneider

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Nancy Schnurr

Romance Languages and Literatures

Norman Schofield

Political Science

Joseph Schraibman

Romance Languages and Literatures

David Schuman

English

Henry I. Schvey

Performing Arts

Rebecca Sears

Classics

Alexander Seidel

Physics

Itai Sened

Political Science

Christopher Shaffer

Biology

Toqeer Shah

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Jack Shapiro

Mathematics and Statistics

John Shareshian

Mathematics and Statistics

Tina Shen

College Writing Program

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

Craig Smith

Biology

Richard J. Smith

Anthropology

Jennifer R. Smith

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Steven S. Smith

Political Science

Denise Smith

Music

William H. Smith

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Robert Snarrenberg

Music

Robert Snarrenberg

Music

Andrew Sobel

International and Area Studies

Lee Sobotka

Chemistry

Slava Solomatov

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Mitchell Sommers

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Yanli Song

Mathematics and Statistics

Bailey Spencer

College Writing Program

Edward Spitznagel

Mathematics and Statistics

James F. Spriggs

Political Science

Zoe Stamatopoulou

Classics

Christopher Stark

Music

Christopher Stark

Music

Alexander Stefaniak

Music

Paul Steinbeck

Music

Paul Stein

Biology

Ari Stern

Mathematics and Statistics

Susan Stiritz

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Bradley Stoner

Anthropology

Glenn Davis Stone

Anthropology

Harriet Stone

Romance Languages and Literatures

Martha Storandt

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Lucia Strader

Biology

David Strait

Anthropology

Joan Strassmann

Biology

Michael Strube

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Gaylyn Studlar

Film and Media Studies

Aisha Sultan

College Writing Program

Nicole Svobodny

​Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Gail Swick Meeks

Romance Languages and Literatures

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."

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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.

Faculty Spotlight: Swanne Gordon, Assistant Professor of Biology

Faculty Spotlight: Swanne Gordon, Assistant Professor of Biology

Swanne Gordon, assistant professor of biology, talks about her background, career challenges and passionate belief in embracing diversity and broadening horizons. "As a minority in STEM it is easy to feel that you don’t belong in academia because there are rarely people that look like you in positions of power in it, or really in any positions at all. The overt racism my father went through as a black scientist in North America in the 70’s has now given way to more covert racism (although my experiences show me the other definitely still exists); where people in academia (students and staff) devalue your merits, question your presence even in spite of your CV, limit your promotions, cite and collaborate with you less, etc. It is imperative that we fight against and fix these issues. The importance of this cannot be overstated because as I always say and wholeheartedly believe, only when the broad diversity of humanity is fairly represented, can science truly appeal to our society as a universal knowledge."

Center for Teaching and Learning Unveils 2019 Emerson Award Honorees

Center for Teaching and Learning Unveils 2019 Emerson Award Honorees

Mairin Hynes has been recognized with an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.