Learn from the Leaders
Faculty at the University of Miami are expert scholars and teachers. They include Guggenheim Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and National Science Foundation Scholarship recipients.
About 98 percent of our full-time regular faculty has a doctorate or highest degree in their fields.
They are at home in the classroom, or in the field where they conduct extraordinary research and exploration. Our faculty constantly expand the horizons of knowledge and discover new areas of innovation. Some study the oceans and health of coral reefs. Some examine how people regulate their behaviors. Some travel with students to countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America and the Caribbean to experience new cultures, conduct research, and provide health care to developing nations.
At the Miller School of Medicine, faculty guide more than 1,300 ongoing research projects. Our faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences shape knowledge throughout all areas of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences through their innovative research.
Our faculty are also real-world professionals, bringing expertise in the field into the classroom. For example, faculty in the School of Communication include former reporters and editors from top national news organizations, and more than 70 percent of full-time faculty in the School of Architecture work in private practice.
With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, the University of Miami offers classes that are intimate and interactive, and faculty act as mentors and advisors. Some even live in apartments in the residence halls as residential masters, participating in a unique living-learning community.
As active researchers, passionate scholars, and committed teachers, UM faculty are role models and guides, setting the standard for excellence that is the University’s hallmark.