Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and accomplished scholars.
Ninety percent of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. From your first year at Valparaiso University, you’ll be surrounded by faculty and staff who collaborate with you to design an academic journey that leads to exciting internships and careers.
Research grants have recently been awarded to our professors by the following organizations:
- The National Science Foundation
- The National Endowment for the Humanities
- The Japan Foundation
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- The Luther Institute
Other distinctions held by Valpo professors:
- National Book Award
- Membership in the President’s Council on Bioethics
- Recognition as a Chevalier in France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques
Learn more about our distinguished faculty members.
Teaching isn’t a dry transfer of information … it’s more like fanning the flames and passions that students have.
Jim Stuck, associate professor of business
Students are absolutely involved. I really do try to get to know them—not only as students, but also as individuals.
Amy Cory, associate professor of nursing
I am a very curious person...curiosity is one of the reasons I like to teach.
Lissa Yogan, associate professor of criminology and sociology
I used to think art was in your hands, but I've learned artists see things other people don't notice.
Fred Niedner, senior research professor of theology