At UB, your professors are committed to lead by example and to prepare you for what’s next. UB has more than 2,200 highly trained faculty who rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, they engage in research that advances existing knowledge and improves quality of life all over the world.
While a majority of our faculty conduct research, teaching is vital to UB’s mission. More than 180 UB faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching — the most of any SUNY institution.
Our faculty members have won such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology, MacArthur Foundation “genius award,” and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Undergraduate students are an integral part of faculty research at UB. Our professors and instructors help you gain firsthand experience with a wide range of new technologies, ideas and methodologies. You’ll get to work closely with these world-class scholars in class, in lab settings and in field work.
In 2012, UB anthropologist Phillips Stevens Jr. was installed as a Nigerian chief in the Yoruba town of Esie for his pioneering work to preserve Africa’s largest and most mysterious collection of stone carvings.
A SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Venu Govindaraju is internationally recognized for his work to recognize and better understand handwriting, using technology that is saving the U.S. Postal Service billions of dollars.
Satpal Singh, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, does more than study interactions between drugs and ion channels. As chairperson of the World Sikh Council — America Region, he blogs for the Huffington Post and speaks internationally on religious diversity and global conflict — especially the issue of violence against women.