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Meet our Faculty

The College of Arts and Science faculty are at the heart of our school. World-renowned experts in their fields, they lead research that informs the way we see, understand, and live in the world around us. At the same time, they strongly value their teaching and connection with their students, often working with undergraduates on research projects and discussing issues after class. With a low 7:1 student to faculty ratio, instructors are uniquely accessible for assistance, support, research, and guidance. 

Featured Profiles

Julie Gamble

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Gamble shares her experience biking through Quito, Ecuador with a women's cyclist group to understand first-hand how urban mobility and infrastructure can help reduce gender inequality.

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Steve Townsend


Townsend’s specialty is at the intersection of synthetic chemistry and biology. He studies how sugar compounds in human breast milk can be used to improve everything from the hydrodynamics of big ships to reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and more.

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Jane Landers & Daniel Genkins


Landers and Genkins leverage artificial intelligence and computer science techniques to scan through thousands of historical documents to form the Slave Societies Digital Archive, the world’s largest collection of historical records of Africans in the Atlantic World.

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Gilbert Gonzales

Gilbert Gonzales

Medicine, Health & Society

Working at the intersection of LGBTQ health and public policy, Gonzales and colleagues have worked to bolster the research available to help inform both the public and the decision makers who form policies that affect health outcomes for the LGBTQ population.

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