GVSU FACULTY ARE INSPIRED AND INSPIRING

OUR FACULTY LOVE TO TEACH

No matter what subject, every Grand Valley faculty member has one thing in common: they love to teach. Having an average class size of 26 students means an even more personal, interactive, and rewarding classroom experience for you. And because a faculty member teaches most classes, you'll get even more opportunities for on-on-one interaction and instruction. That's how we define first-rate faculty. And the Laker Effect.

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Our faculty make a difference in your life and in the world. Play the video to find out how.


GVSU FACULTY ARE ALWAYS TEACHING. AND ALWAYS LEARNING.

1st

REGIONALLY FOR FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

26

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

93%

FACULTY MEMBERS WITH DOCTORAL OR TERMINAL DEGREES

OUR FACULTY ARE HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED

  • 93% of regular faculty members have earned their doctorate or other terminal degree.
  • Part-time faculty members bring invaluable industry experience to the classroom.
  • Grand Valley was ranked first nationally for the number of faculty members who are Fulbright Scholars and within the top 15 for number of U.S. Fulbright students.
  • Grand Valley professors teach almost every class, giving you a more personal and meaningful classroom experience.
  • Undergraduate students have opportunities for faculty/student research that are only available to graduate students at other schools.

GVSU engineering professor Samhita Rhodes loves to teach. Watch how she gets students involved and excited about learning.

Most of all, faculty members are mentors and advisors that inspire your passion for learning and self-discovery in the classroom and out. As a result, it's not unusual for students to be greeted by name by their professors — years after taking a class.


GVSU FACULTY CONNECT LIVES AND CAREERS

500+

COMPANIES RECRUIT ON CAMPUS

200+

FACULTY MEMBERS MENTOR STUDENT RESEARCH

114

WEST MICHIGAN EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE GVSU INTERNS

FACULTY MEMBERS WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED

Because our faculty members are actively engaged in their disciplines, contributing to the growth in their fields and staying current in their professions, you learn the most up-to-date information and techniques in class and make connections with experts, leaders, and potential employers outside the classroom. They network with 500+ local and national companies, providing internship and career opportunities. It's a highly personal experience that will challenge you academically and reward your hard work by preparing you to make a positive impact on the world after you graduate.

Music professor Dan Graser works closely with all of his students and has a unique perspective by which to measure student success. Play the video to hear his story.