The University at Buffalo boasts a diverse and distinguished faculty of nearly 2,400 members from all over the world. They are internationally renowned both for cutting-edge research that changes lives and improves the world, and for excellence and innovation in teaching. UB faculty are members of such prestigious organizations as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Education and the Institute of Medicine. They have won such major awards as the Nobel Prize, the National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollinger Poetry Prize, and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships for their research, inventions and creative activities.
But what truly distinguishes UB faculty is their deep commitment to student learning and to engaging all levels of students, including undergraduates, in the research enterprise.
Here are just a few of the research and policy areas in which world-leading UB faculty involve undergraduates, ensuring that student learning occurs not just in the traditional classroom, but in the laboratory, in the field and in the community, and through innovative online options:
- animal behavior
- arctic climate change
- coral reef regeneration
- experimental fiction, film and new media creative activity
- experimental high-energy physics, including key team members in the groups that worked on discovering the Higgs-Boson particle
- human rights
- improvement of earthquake resistance in bridges and buildings
- scholarship on James Joyce and Emily Dickinson
- 20th- and 21st-century new music
- volcano study
- water quality and treatment and the Great lakes ecosystem
This excellence has brought prestigious recognition to our faculty, who have won national Presidential Medals for Excellence in teaching and mentoring in the sciences; who are SUNY Distinguished Teaching professors; who have won SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching; and who have won teaching and student mentoring awards from national and regional professional and disciplinary societies.
For listings of departmental faculty, please see the Academic Programs section of the catalog.