At Rockhurst University, faculty members are essential to ensure student success. Their tireless dedication to quality teaching standards enables students to reach their full potential in academics and the community.

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Ranked in the Top-15 of the Region for Teaching Excellence*


We are intentional about providing an academic experience that truly changes "the whole person." With smaller class sizes, our expert faculty members are able to connect with students individually.

89 % of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

24 students in an average class

13:1 student-faculty ratio

A theology class at Rockhurst University examines “What is impermanence?” Here, students enrolled in a theology and religious studies course learn another characteristic of what Buddhists believe as part of broader coursework teaching religions of the world.

Latest Faculty News

Students working at computers
Data science and analytics continues to be a growing field, but acquiring the specific skills required to thrive in the field can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. On Aug. 5, faculty from Rockhurst...
New Provost Sue Willcox
Sue Willcox, Ph.D., Rockhurst University’s new provost, brings a unique perspective to the job of higher education administration. While many higher ed administrators start as faculty before joining the administration, Willcox began her career with...
Attendees of the retirement reception
Together, they have served Rockhurst University for 155 years, longer than Rockhurst has existed as an institution. In recognition of that service, the University celebrated eight faculty and staff members who will be retiring this...
Nilufer Guler
When Nilufer Guler, Ph.D., associate professor of education, started asking for proposals for her latest project, she wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of responses. But the theme of her new book, titled “At...

Dr. Katie Ryan-Bloomer, a Rockhurst University alum and assistant professor of occupational therapy, helps conduct programs for children undergoing constraint-induced movement therapy. Ryan-Bloomer and others at Ability KC work with kids through play therapy and additional occupational activities to help improve the kids’ self-help skills.

*2021 U.S. News and World Reports Midwest Regional University rankings