Our Faculty

Faculty are the heart of any institution of higher learning, and that is particularly true at the University of Rhode Island. We are proud of the distinguished scholars and researchers who make up our faculty and of the excellence and commitment to their students they demonstrate in the classroom, laboratory, and in their role as mentors and advisors.

By the Numbers

  • There are 751 full-time teaching faculty
  • 86% of full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees
  • The URI student to faculty ratio is 16:1.

Faculty Experts

The University offers faculty experts in a wide range of areas who are available to provide authoritative commentary to the media on numerous topics. To learn more about the University’s experts, contact the Department of Communications and Marketing at 401.874.2116.

Meet Some of our Faculty Big Thinkers