Faculty Connections


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faculty members internationally recognized for their research and deep commitment to teaching

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.

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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