Mount Holyoke's 200 faculty members are innovative teachers dedicated to their students. They're also active scholars, research scientists, and creative artists passionate about their disciplines.

Each year they publish approximately 30 books, write more than 150 articles and scientific papers, many with undergraduate coauthors, and receive many major grants, the majority for work with students. Ninety-six percent have a doctorate or other terminal degree.

Like our students, the Mount Holyoke faculty present diverse perspectives:

  • half are women
  • one-quarter are persons of color
  • they speak more than 50 languages in addition to English


Mount Holyoke faculty have won numerous national and international awards, including:

  • Pulitzer Prize
  • National Book Award
  • Rome Prize
  • Fulbright Award
  • National Science Foundation awards
  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Carnegie Corporation Fellowship


Our faculty consistently win research grants from organizations including:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Mellon Foundation
  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • GE
  • DuPont

Publications & Research

Mount Holyoke faculty members are prolific writers who frequently publish. They write op-ed pieces and articles for the popular press, papers for academic journals, and critically acclaimed books. News about faculty publications and research can be found in News & Events, the dean of faculty's Fanfare report, and the Global Research Series.