Haverford's unsurpassed faculty redefines academic excellence–every day–through their scholarship and an ongoing commitment to compelling, effective instruction.
The Haverford faculty is composed of more than 135 scholars at the top of their fields who are dedicated to working closely with undergraduates. This not only shapes the classroom experiences they create; it inspires their collaborations with students on important research projects.
Our faculty members:
- are widely respected in their fields and internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching
- integrate their challenging, cutting-edge ideas into thought-provoking courses
- publish books and papers, create new art and embark on innovative research.
A Diverse Faculty
Our tenured and tenure-track faculty is composed of 46% women and 23% persons of color–among the highest percentages in all academic institutions nationally.
Engaged, Involved Community Leaders
At Haverford, the faculty is central to the campus community.
- More than half of our faculty members live on campus, allowing them to develop strong, supportive ties and undertake ground-breaking research with their students.
- Our faculty remain deeply engaged in the scholarly work of their fields for the benefit of their students in the classroom.
- Faculty encourages students to be active, vital participants in every class.
Faculty News & Updates
The assistant professor of chemistry, along with her collaborator from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is currently studying the kind of oil that is soluble in water as part of her research in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
On the heels of the genocide conviction of Guatemala's former dictator, the Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Sciences writes "We Enabled Genocide, but the Elite Committed It."
The associate professor of psychology offers advice about whom we should listen to for dating advice.
The associate professor of religion will be funded for two summers and a full academic year of work in a new area of research.