About the Faculty

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.

Faculty Accomplishments

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

 Faculty Profiles

Learn more about our distinguished faculty members.

Foreign Languages & Literatures
Geography & Meteorology
Mathematics & Computer Science
Physical Education
Physics & Astronomy
Political Science
Social Work
Sociology & Criminology
College of Engineering
School of Law
College of Business
College of Nursing and Health Professions

Christ College (Honors)
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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
Assistant 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
Professor Emeritus of Theology