Greg Tew lab

Faculty Excellence

WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

UMass Amherst is home to over 1,400 full-time instructional faculty members, including six of the world's most highly cited researchers (Clarivate Analytics, owner of Web of Science, 2020). 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.

FACULTY DISTINCTION

16

Guggenheim Fellowship Recipients

25

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipients

18

AAAS Fellows

LENDING THEIR EXPERTISE

UMass Amherst faculty members frequently contribute to national discussions in the media on a range of important topics. 

UMass Amherst Linguistics Professor Lisa Green

FORGING NEW PATHS OF INQUIRY

Learn how Professor Lisa Green, founding director of the Center for the Study of African American Language, is bringing research opportunities to undergraduates and changing the way we think about African American English.

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.