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World-Renowned Faculty

At UB, students work side by side with exceptional faculty members whose passionate commitment to teaching and scholarship has far-reaching impact.

UB has more than 2,300 highly trained faculty, who rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, our faculty engage in research and innovation that further existing knowledge and improve quality of life all over the world.

But there’s nothing more important to UB faculty than teaching, and more than 190 UB faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching—the most of any SUNY.

The university annually spends more than $360 million on research and development, while our faculty members have won such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology, the MacArthur Foundation “genius award” and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Our diverse research has real-world influence. UB faculty members develop new ways of seeing inside the body; explore methods of tracking space debris in high-earth orbit; improve food security in poorly served areas; and help build a new community of earthquake engineers in Haiti.

Our undergraduate students work with these world-class researchers and distinguished teachers in class, in lab settings and in field work. Those interactions happen every day campus-wide, but are particularly pronounced in learning communities such as the Academies, Discovery Seminars and the University Honors College.

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Maria Horne
Theatre and Dance
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Satpal Singh
Pharmacology and Toxicology
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Jennifer Zirnheld
Electrical Engineering
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Jun Zhuang
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Last updated: October 09, 2014 1:31 pm EST