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

Theo Rekatsinas joins database faculty, employs data for major societal impact

“All of the breakthroughs that look like science fiction to us—artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, automated assistants, natural language recognition—are powered by data,” says assistant professor Theo Rekatsinas, who joined the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2017.

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In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW prof Kathy Cramer gave Jon Stewart a tour of small-town Wisconsin to help scout for a possible film

UW-Madison political science professor Kathy Cramer was honored to find out that Jon Stewart had read her book, “The Politics of Resentment,” but little did she know that the comedian’s interest in the book would lead to her spending two days with him visiting rural Wisconsin towns. 

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Professor Sue Robinson in Madison Magazine: Staying in the room

The idea that journalists should stay in a room where people are demanding participation cuts at the heart of traditional notions of objectivity. A generation of newsroom protocol mandates that reporters remain free of conflicts of interest: Don’t cover issues you are involved in. Don’t put political signs in your yard. Don’t participate in rallies. Keep yourself out of the story. 

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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.

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