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
18 Guggenheim Fellowship recipients
18 elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Grace Waitman

College Writing Program

Elise Walck-Shannon

Biology

Julia A. Walker

Performing Arts

Anika Walke

History

William E. Wallace

Art History and Archaeology

Margaret Wallace

Dave Walsh

American Culture Studies

Julia Wang

Biology

Xi Wang

Letao Wang

Alian Wang

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Ping Wang

Economics

Jingyi Wang

Jennifer Wang

Biology

Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit

Music

Kun Wang

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Wei Wang

Rebecca Wanzo

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Geoff K. Ward

African and African-American Studies

David H. Warren

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Elyse Waterhouse

Aileen Waters

College Writing Program

Lori Watson

Philosophy

Lori Watt

HistoryGlobal Studies

Carly Wayne

Political Science

Mary Weber

Music

Timothy Weddle

Music

Gabrielle Weeden

Noa Weinberg

Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies

Jonathan Weinstein

Economics

Addison "Rose" Wellenberger

Kit Wellman

Philosophy

Timothy Wencewicz

Chemistry

James Wertsch

Anthropology

Ralf Wessel

Physics

Corey Westfall

Biology

Sarah Weston

Robert Wexler

Chemistry

William Whitaker

Performing Arts

Desirée White

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Brett Wick

Mathematics

Mladen Victor Wickerhauser

Mathematics

Douglas A. Wiens

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Denise Wilfley

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Anna Wilke

Political Science

Sidney Williams

Biology

Danielle Williams

Princess Williams

Kailyn Williams

Gerhild Williams

Germanic Languages and Literatures

K. Eliza Williamson

Latin American Studies

Emily Willroth

Psychological & Brain Sciences

Kathryn Wilson

Classics

Elisabeth Windle

English

Adia Harvey Wingfield

Sociology

Bill Winston

Danielle Wisnousky

Helina Woldekiros

Anthropology

Ember Wolf

Liz Wolfson

Claire Workinger

Music

Ben Wormleighton

Mark Stephen Wrighton

Chemistry

Emily Wroblewski

Anthropology

Kiara Wyndham-Douds

Sociology

Peter Wyse Jackson

Biology

Michael E. Wysession

Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

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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Wingfield

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>

Obituary: Stan H. Braude, professor of practice in Arts & Sciences, 62

Stan Braude, a professor of practice in biology and in environmental studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died at home Saturday, June 1, 2024, after a short illness. He was 62.

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Seven faculty members receive inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

The annual awards provide teaching-track and practice-track faculty with support for projects that will enhance their pedagogical work.