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UC Riverside faculty are world-renowned authorities
and game-changing researchers. Let them inspire you.

Juan Felipe Herrera

United States Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera
Professor Emeritus

Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2016 U.S. poet laureate, and the first Latino to hold the post. He says his students are "lighting the fire of poetry." We think he is what ignites that light.


Watch Professor Herrera read his poetry in the HUB.

Reza Aslan

"Daily Show" Regular

Reza Aslan
Associate Professor of Creative Writing

The internationally-acclaimed scholar of religions, Middle East analyst, and author of "No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam" is a frequent "Daily Show" guest.


See Professor Aslan on "The Daily Show."

Jerome Schultz

Engineer of the Modern Era

Jerome Schultz
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering

From creating synthetic membranes used in artificial kidneys to developing a glucose sensor allowing diabetics to monitor blood sugar needle-free, Professor Schultz's work changes lives. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers named him one of the "One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era."


Learn more about Professor Schultz.

Susan Straight

National Book Award Finalist

Susan Straight
Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing

Susan Straight has won a Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Prize and Lannan Literary Award. Her book, "Highwire Moon" was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award and "A Million Nightingales" was a finalist for the 2006 LA Times Book Prize.


Listen to Professor Straight's thoughts on writing fiction.

Jodie Holt

Pandora's Botanist

Jodie Holt
Professor of Plant Physiology and Associate Dean

When "Avatar" filmmakers needed to create realistic plant life for the fictional planet Pandora, esteemed scientist Jodie Holt answered the call.


Listen to Professor Holt talk about her involvement with "Avatar."

Donna & Tom

Web Watchers

Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak
Albert O. Steffey Professors of Marketing

Professors Hoffman and Novak co-direct the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing and eLab 2.0,
to research everything from how consumers behave in virtual worlds to why they use social media.
The New York Times called the center "one of the premiere research centers in the world
for the study of electronic commerce."


Learn more about Professor Hoffman's and Professor Novak's work.

Cheryl Hayashi

MacArthur Genius

Cheryl Hayashi
Professor of Biology

Professor Hayashi studies the architecture of spider silks. Her findings have the potential
to influence the development of everything from biodegradable fishing lines to medical
sutures to protective armor cloth.


Watch Professor Hayashi's presentation at the 2010 TED Conference.

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18 to 1: UC Riverside's student to faculty ratio.

As an enrolled UCR student, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from:

triangle38 Fulbright Scholars

triangle20 Guggenheim Fellows

triangle30 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

triangle5 Members of the National Academy of Sciences

triangle1 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

triangle2 MacArthur Genius Award Winners

triangle190 Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Meet Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Faculty.
Meet College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) Faculty.
Meet School of Business Administration (SoBA) Faculty.
Meet College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Faculty.

Learn more about our faculty's passion projects and impact at Living the Promise.

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