Leaders in Learning

Our outstanding faculty garner top awards, professorships and fellowships, all while conducting groundbreaking research and teaching approximately half of all students at UW-Madison.

47 American Academy of Arts & Sciences fellows
36 John Simon Guggenheim fellows
41 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows
19 National Academy of Sciences members
9 of 12 campus Distinguished Teaching Awards in 2016
2 MacArthur Fellows
7 Honorary Knights

Faculty in Focus

The Latest from our Faculty

Longtime botany greenhouse director Mo Fayyaz to retire

When the Iranian government offered Mo Fayyaz a full scholarship to study horticulture abroad, a simple oversight meant the University of Wisconsin–Madison was not his top choice. “I didn’t even know there was a state called Wisconsin,” laughs Fayyaz, who is retiring in August after 33 years as the distinguished director of the botany department greenhouse and botanical gardens.

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UW–Madison chemist named American Chemical Society fellow

University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry Professor Ned Sibert is one of 65 newly selected American Chemical Society fellows. The fellows program honors scientists who have made important contributions to the chemical sciences.

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Professor Barry Burden in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin's retirement system is a competitive advantage

The state’s retirement system was one of the things that brought me to Wisconsin. When I was being recruited to be a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, I was attracted by a few obvious strengths: a university with a superb reputation, terrific students and colleagues, and the livability and natural beauty of the region.

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