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Great professors don't lecture—they inspire. At Mills, you’ll learn through lively discussions and hands-on exploration led by faculty who are fiercely dedicated to teaching and passionately engaged in research and creative endeavors. Outside of class, you’ll have opportunities to work alongside faculty to present at conferences, stage performances, contribute to original research, curate exhibitions, and coauthor journal articles. No matter what you’re interested in, our faculty will encourage you to pursue your unique path enthusiastically.

  • 76%
    of our faculty have the highest degrees
  • 69%
    of our faculty
    are women
  • 10:1
    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 37%
    faculty of color
    (vs. 13% at peer colleges)
  • 91%
    of our faculty
    published articles
    (vs. 83% at peer colleges)
  • 54%
    of our faculty
    published books
    (vs. 33% at peer colleges)

Source: HERI Faculty Survey 2014


“Mills professors are amazing. They are extremely smart and totally accessible. They are interesting and insightful and promote lively discussions in class.”The Princeton Review 2016


At Mills, you can study with a:

  • Winner of prestigious poetry awards and founder of a publishing press for contemporary poets
  • Triple-degree holder from MIT, Google computer scientist, and mentor for women in technology
  • Featured commentator in an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary on colorism in the United States
  • Lead author of a major college biology textbook
  • Nationally published, prolific writer of dance criticism and analysis
  • Sought-after expert and media spokesperson on Syrian, Egyptian, and Persian Gulf conflicts
  • Renowned musician, composer, and innovator at the forefront of avant-garde jazz and contemporary music
  • Scholar of the oral tradition in US literature and creator of “1001 Black Men,” a series of paintings of African American men
  • Coeditor of a book on Barcelona’s history and culture and expert on experimental Hispanic poetry
  • Pioneer in the use of geographic information science to inform public policy