First-Rate Faculty

Excellent academic credentials, unparalleled dedication, and active engagement in their scholarship and disciplines make for energized, accessible, and responsive faculty members.

  • Ninety-three percent of regular faculty members have earned their doctorate or other terminal degree.
  • Outstanding faculty members teach the majority of classes and inspire learning and self-discovery. An average class size of 26 students and student to faculty ratio of 17:1 ensure a more personal classroom experience.
  • Grand Valley faculty members love to teach and believe that research mentoring is an important method of teaching. Through active, engaged scholarship in student-directed research projects, they inspire students’ passions for learning, self-discovery, and incorporating academics with professional work.
  • During the 2017-2018 academic year, Grand Valley employed 1,765 full- and part-time faculty members. Grand Valley’s part-time faculty members bring invaluable industry experience and real-world learning to the classroom, and provide career connections and opportunities.
  • Grand Valley was ranked second nationally in 2015 for the number of faculty members who are Fulbright Scholars, demonstrating the university’s commitment to global teaching and learning.
  • Faculty members compete nationally for the prestigious honor with each award requiring three levels of peer review.


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