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

Featured Faculty

Math professor Steven Sam wins prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Professor of Mathematics Steven Sam one of two UW-Madison recipients of a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship, which recognizes and provides resources for researchers early in their careers. Professor of Neuroscience Darcie Moore from the School of Medicine and Public Health also received a fellowship. 

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Asking — and answering — the big questions in higher education

An award-winning book co-edited by philosophy professor Harry Brighouse brings together scholars to explore major issues in the changing role of universities. 

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Digitizing the middle ages

A project linking medieval maps showcases the power and potential of a digital platform that English professor Martin Foys has spent years developing — and is now creating a home for here at UW-Madison.

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From the Dean

Our faculty seek to better understand the physical world, the way society is organized and what it means to be human. L&S faculty invite undergraduates to join them in the lab, the archives or the field, offering endless opportunities to make exciting discoveries.

Faculty Resources

Looking for the L&S Administrative Directory, Dean's Update, Research Resources or Administrative Gateway? You'll find all that and more on the Faculty & Staff page