College of Charleston professors are teachers, scholars, mentors and lifelong friends.

Every day, College of Charleston professors share their enthusiasm, expertise and wholehearted dedication to teaching with their students. Because of the College's appealing location in downtown Charleston – the cultural hub of the Southeast – this institution attracts and retains a caliber of faculty that other colleges dream about.

And each year, professors at the College distinguish themselves. A geology professor has hunted specimens in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert; the volcanic ash beds of Liaoning, China; Africa’s Olduvai Gorge and throughout the American and Canadian West. A professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies is perennially ranked in the top five nationally by RateMyProfessor.com. In addition, professors here are Fulbright and Guggenheim fellows, career award winners from the National Science Foundation and Oprah’s Book Club authors.

These faculty accolades, while impressive on their own, are even more remarkable when you consider the level of engagement and attention these accomplished scholars and professionals devote to their students. They are committed mentors who make sure that every student has the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. College of Charleston professors are partners in meaningful undergraduate research, thoughtful academic advisors, and in many cases, lifelong friends.

Learn more about our faculty’s fascinating research and innovative teaching methods in the College of Charleston Magazine.