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Meet Our Faculty. UVM faculty are nationally recognized scholars. But they're also mentors who love to teach. See how students benefit when professors bring their original thinking into the classroom.

Our faculty's excitement over discovering new knowledge in their research spills over into the classroom.

UVM faculty rank among the best in the nation, based on a key measure: the amount of competitive research funding they win from agencies like the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Institutes of Health. What makes UVM different is that, here, our world-class scholars teach undergraduates, including introductory courses. And many undergraduates become inspired to help faculty with their research, gaining skills and knowledge that boost résumés and graduate program acceptances.

Meet some of our teacher-scholars

Paul BiermanPaul Bierman,

National Science Foundation Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, honoring both teaching and research.

Penny BishopPenny Bishop,

Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy from the government of New Zealand, one of seven members of National Middle School Association's Research Advisory Board.

Jean Harvey-BerinoJean Harvey-Berino,

James Beard Award for outstanding book on nutrition, most prestigious award in the food world. Ongoing research funded by National Institutes of Health.

Rex ForehandRex Forehand,

American Psychological Association's Career Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training. Extensive publications.

Gregory GauseGregory Gause,
political science

Fulbright Scholarship, Fellow for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Regular contributor to Foreign Affairs

Ken GrossKen Gross,

Mathematics Association of America's Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Major JacksonMajor Jackson,

Winner of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and a Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Whiting Writers' Award. Honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation. Poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

John ToddJohn Todd,
ecological design

Hero of the Planet, Time magazine. First annual Buckminster Fuller Award for idea with potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. Named a top inventor by the Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation.

Rory WatermanRory Waterman,

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award.

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