The faculty prides itself on its commitments to high standards of teaching and sound scholarly research. Systematic course evaluations by students each semester are taken seriously, and individual faculty have been singled out as nominees and recipients of University Excellence in Teaching Awards. The ongoing scholarly research of the faculty is reflected in the department's upper-level and graduate courses, as well as in the numerous publication credits of faculty in journals and books, or presentations at national and international meetings.
- Robert Keel,* Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
- Dr.Chikako Usui,* Associate Professor, Graduate Director
* member of the Graduate Faculty