About Our Faculty and Staff

Faculty Contribute to New Knowledge, Student Learning

Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences contribute significantly to the stores of new knowledge that are critical to the advancement of humanity. At the same time, they also develop creative, pragmatic solutions to the world’s problems.

The college educates undergraduate and graduate students who engage with local, national, and global communities in transformative ways. The college is a place of scholarly inquiry, and also a learning laboratory where students develop thinking skills necessary to meet future challenges. Faculty encourage students to leave behind the confines of their comfort zones and push their learning frontiers. Students leave with the critical tools they need to succeed, no matter where they choose to live and work, and they develop the habits of mind and character to make the world a better place.

The numbers tell the story:

  • UNC Charlotte recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching since 1994: 65% were in the college.

  • Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence recipients since 1968: almost 70% were in the college.

  • First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal recipients since 1987: almost 75% were in the college.

  • Fulbright Scholars since 1977: almost 65% were in the college.

  • Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching: 55% were in the college.