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KU welcomes 63 new tenured and tenure-track faculty to campus

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Jimmy Green statue outside Lippincott Hall is one of KU's iconic landmarks.LAWRENCE — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions.

“There are many reasons to be excited about the future of KU, one of which is the new talent and expertise of our incoming class of faculty,” said J. Christopher Brown, vice provost for faculty development. “It’s been inspiring getting to know them and welcoming them to KU. They bring a wealth of experience and skills in their research that will engage our students and push the boundaries of discovery and creativity in the years ahead.”

KU’s new faculty members for Lawrence and Edwards Campus can be found in the School of Architecture & Design, the School of Business, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, the School of Journalism & Mass Communications, KU Libraries, the School of Law, the School of Music, the School of Pharmacy and the School of Social Welfare.


10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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