Scholarly Excellence

Outstanding teaching is sustained by active involvement in research, scholarship and artistic endeavor. SU scholar-educators teach more than 7,700 undergraduate, graduate and law students. They publish award-winning books and major scholarly articles and engage in cutting-edge research in their fields of study.

This university’s reputation for academic excellence rests significantly on faculty scholarship. From finding ways to improve water safety in developing countries to exploring animal rights and creating imaginative theatrical productions, our faculty’s work addresses the most pressing cultural, ethical and scientific issues of our time.

The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among others, have supported SU faculty scholarship. In the last two years, SU received nearly $7.5 million in external funding to support a variety of projects.

As scholar-educators, SU faculty members mentor future generations of artists and researchers by collaborating with students and sharing intellectual passions with them. Drawing from the Jesuit, Catholic vision of this university, our faculty members integrate teaching, scholarship and community engagement with the larger goal of educating leaders for a just and humane world.