Our Distinguished Faculty

Union places great emphasis on teaching, and our faculty members have been chosen in large part for their love of teaching. Union professors act as thought leaders, mentors, advisors and, very often, lifelong friends. They're dedicated to helping you discover your passions by getting to know the person behind the student. And because we have no teaching assistants here, you'll have ample opportunity to get to know them as well.

Our faculty are also active scholars and researchers. Most pursue cutting-edge research alongside their teaching, often in collaboration with students. As a Union student, you might work with Professor of Physics Seyfollah Maleki on his scientific approach to art restoration and conservation, or study the participation of Fijian Pentecostals in global networks with Professor of Anthropology Karen Brison, or perhaps assist Professor of Biology Leo Fleishman in understanding how sensory systems and the environment affect animal communication signals. Our professors' interests are as varied as yours.

Consider the following facts:

  • 96% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their fields
  • Union's student-faculty ratio is 10:1
  • The average introductory course has just 20 people; the average upper-level course, 11
  • Our faculty regularly receive prestigious grants and awards from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement and many others