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Mills Faculty Are One-of-a-Kind.

At Mills, you’ll learn through lively discussions and hands-on exploration led by faculty who are fiercely dedicated to their students 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 with enthusiasm.

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Learn From Inspiring Role Models.

  • 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 and prolific writer of dance criticism and analysis
  • Renowned songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar
  • Scholar of African American literature and creator of “1001 Black Men,” a series of contemporary paintings
  • 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

See our full list of faculty members.

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U.S. News & World Report 2020
of our faculty have the highest degree in their field
of our faculty are women
of our faculty are people of color
(vs. 13% at peer colleges)
of our faculty published articles in the last 3 years
(vs. 57% at peer colleges)
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