Faculty Connections

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Ricardo Delgado

Business student Ricardo Delgado quickly made the connections and found the opportunities that have allowed him to thrive and excel. According to Ricardo, “I feel that IU sets me up for success because there are so many helpful options.” Ricardo has found many people who are willing to step up and help, from professors to advisors to mentors. It was his mentor, in fact, who helped him land an internship at PwC.

Teachers, advocates, mentors

Behind every successful IU undergraduate stands a faculty member who has been that student’s biggest supporter.

These bonds are forged in many ways, starting in class, where our faculty challenge you to build your knowledge and strengthen your skills. When you go to your professors’ office hours, meet with them outside of class, or see them on campus, or when they help your student organization, you can count on them to give you thoughtful advice and tireless support.

Faculty can also introduce you to other big names in your area of interest—including other faculty members, employers, and alumni—who can help you at the beginning of your career and beyond.

Journalism professor Tom French is a master storyteller and a Pulitzer Prize winner, which makes him the perfect coach for students in the Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship for writing. IU students won it in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Meet some of the faculty who might shape your IU education—and your life

  • Adrian Metejka, whose book The Big Smoke was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award in poetry and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry
  • Richard DiMarchi, a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame who discovered and developed a synthetic “designer insulin” to help diabetes patients
  • Carolyn Goerner, who researches mentoring and advises an IU club that helps women business students find or become mentors
  • Bernie Frischer, a digital archaeologist and one of the first academics to use 3-D computer modeling to reconstruct cultural heritage sites
  • Ellen Wu, who studies issues of race, citizenship, immigration, and nation and wrote The Color of Success
  • Kosali Simon, a health economist who has conducted groundbreaking research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act

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