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Our Faculty: The Face of IUP Excellence


IUP faculty create a distinctive learning experience

Accessible faculty are the key to students' great learning experiences at IUP. Faculty share their expertise with students. They mentor them. They challenge students to think independently. They offer professional connections and guidance. Whether teaching in a lab, in a studio, at an ocean cove, at an archaeological site, in a classroom, at a conference, online, or in another setting—our faculty are the face of IUP excellence.

IUP faculty lead research

The neuropsychology of acting. Conservation of the golden-winged warbler. Effects of Marcellus Shale drilling on the Beaver Reservoir. IUP faculty lead knowledge creation in many fields. They work individually, in multidisciplinary teams, and as part of many IUP research centers and institutes, from Archaeological Services to the Small Business Development Center. Students are part of this thriving research environment, in which hands-on learning opportunities abound.

Distinguished University Professor Award

One faculty member is selected annually by the President’s Office for the highest faculty honor bestowed by IUP.

Distinguished University Professors

Teaching Excellence Awards

The best of the best, each year. A handful of faculty are recognized for standout teaching by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

2012  |  2011

Distinguished Faculty Awards

Three faculty are chosen among those nominated by students, faculty, and staff for awards for teaching, research, and service from the University Senate.

2013 | 2012 | 2011

Research at IUP

Faculty expertise and current research projects

In Their Own Words

See our faculty playlist on the IUP YouTube channel, or click the play arrow to start the first video: Here, Professor John Woolcock is honored for his lifetime dedication to teaching by the Center for Teaching Excellence.