Students and alumni know Willamette to be an extraordinarily close-knit community — thanks to the caring and dedicated contributions of faculty and staff.
Award-winning faculty deliver a personalized education focused on critical and creative thinking and effective communication. Willamette’s 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students interact often and directly with professors who encourage discussions and engaged learning. As a result, students learn to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.
There's no question that Willamette University's professors stand out on all of the standard measures of faculty excellence, such as degrees earned and scholarly production. But Willamette faculty can claim another, rare distinction: recognition by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since 1990, 11 of our faculty members have been named Oregon Professor of the Year — a record unmatched by any other school in the state.
As for our staff, they’re the unsung heroes of our institution — ensuring our students receive the materials they need to conduct research, write papers, reserve meeting space and more. Together, our faculty and staff collaborate to help students make the most of their Willamette experience.