The Faculty

Departmental listings for faculty may be found under each major on the Departments & Programs page.
When we talk about Ursinus we are talking about its faculty and students. The faculty's prime task is to develop young minds, to work with them to define what success really means, and to achieve that meaningful, personal success.

Ursinus faculty members are primarily dedicated to teaching excellence. The student-faculty ratio is a low 12:1. Students learn in small classes, and have the opportunity to benefit from personalized attention through work done in an independent project, which they complete and present to their peers under the close supervision of a faculty member. The Ursinus faculty is among the most qualified and credentialed group of scholars at any undergraduate college in the nation--and most of their research includes their students. The college has no graduate schools, and therefore no graduate school students as teaching or research assistants. At Ursinus, our students are doing the work that graduate students do at larger universities.

Recent Initiatives

Teagle Grant 

Supported by a $243,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation, ‘Gateways to Liberal Education’, Ursinus leads a group of four national liberal arts colleges to identify best practices in “gateway courses,” such as common core curricula and first year programs and seminars, and then to communicate the benefits of liberal education to a wider audience. 

Mellon Grant Supports Ursinus-Columbia University Partnership 

Two very different institutions that share a deep commitment to liberal arts education will work together on their core curricula, supported by a $300,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

Teaching and Learning Center 

The Teaching and Learning Center began through the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its aim is to improve pedagogy and facilitate conversations about teaching and learning throughout Ursinus College.