Having professors who love what they teach is one of the best ways to engage students with any subject, and I have certainly found this to be true.


Geek Chic

Not to brag, but our faculty members are cool.  As in Grammy Award-nominated, National Book Award-winning, Guggenheim Fellowship-receiving cool. As in nationally recognized, internationally renowned, top-in-their-field cool.  Our professors are engaged in world-leading scholarship in everything from nanotechnology to racial violence, and from women in cinema to population dynamics of reptiles. But what’s really amzing is that the research that our faculty members conduct becomes part of their teaching. So students in Jana Iverson’s Developmental Psychology course learn about the groundbreaking work she's doing as director of Pitt's Infant Communication Lab. And Terrance Hayes’ Intro to Creative Writing students are learning technique and craft from the man who won a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for his poetry.

That’s a Lot of Apples

We’re home to more than 1,000 full- and part-time faculty members.  Here’s a head count* of our top teachers

  • 757 Full-time Faculty
  • Part-time Faculty 375
  • 486 Tenured or Tenure Stream
  • Dietrich School Student-to-Faculty Ratio 14:1

*2016 Pitt Fact Book

Roundup of Recent Recognition


Can We Talk?

Our faculty want to meet with you, work with you, and guide you as you consider your classes, career choices, and how to make the most of your college experience. Listen to Dietrich School professors talk about the importance of building relationships with faculty and how those connections can make all the difference.