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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

Rebecca VanDiver

History of Art & Architecture

VanDiver explores the work of Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), an African American printmaker and sculptor whose art served as a vehicle for change in social justice movements and helped bridge the gap between the movement and the museum.

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Karan Jani

Physics & Astronomy

Jani spends most of his time doing research in his lab, where he welcomes students to join him. Because so many undergraduates express an interest in space, he feels called to share his research with a wider audience—what he calls a "renaissance and revolution in astronomy."

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Alice Randall

African American & Diaspora Studies

Spending the last four decades in "Music City" as a songwriter, novelist, and researcher of country music, Randall discusses the untold stories of Black country music in Nashville and its roots that stretch back more than 100 years ago.

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Aimi Hamraie

Medicine, Health & Society

Hamraie discusses opportunities to make urban environments more equitable and accessible for disabled individuals. Focusing their work on disability and the built environment, Hamraie offers solutions for a more accessible future for all.

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