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
  • 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 and learn how the Mills College Center for Faculty Excellence supports them.

#19
Undergrad Teaching West
U.S. News & World Report 2022
74%
of our faculty have the highest degree in their field
75%
of our faculty are women
44%
of our faculty are people of color
(vs. 13% at peer colleges)
70%
of our faculty published articles in the last 3 years
(vs. 57% at peer colleges)
The professors at Mills constantly encourage students to step out of their comfort zone in order to think critically and problem solve. They are very accessible and make learning interesting and understandable.  The Princeton Review 2021