UMass Amherst is home to over 1,400 full-time instructional faculty members, including 12 of the world's most highly cited researchers (Clarivate Analytics, owner of Web of Science, 2022). They are creative and passionate researchers, teachers, and mentors striving to improve the world and empower the next generation through the pursuit of knowledge and innovation.
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipients
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipients
DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURES
Dating back to the 1970s, many of UMass Amherst's most esteemed and accomplished faculty members have shared their research at the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture series. From climate change to the ongoing challenges of healthcare and the ethics of advancing technologies, these researchers address some of the most pressing issues of our time.
As bee populations decline, Professor of Biology Lynn Adler is leading research on the role of flowers in feeding and protecting the health of bees, and as sites of disease transmission.
Associate Professor Isaac Larsen in the Department of Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences is studying the effects of agriculture in depleting rich topsoil in the American Midwest, with serious implications for the country's food production and more.
BOLD THINKERS. BRIGHT LEADERS.
The Spotlight Scholars initiative shines a light on faculty working for positive social change through research, scholarship, and creative activity. Learn more about the work of these leading minds.