Faculty

FACULTY
EXCELLENCE

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.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

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 being awarded
Like most spring campus traditions, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the awards ceremony at this year’s Festival of Student Achievement, typically a one-day showcase of the work done by students in the realms of leadership...
Bell tower inscription. Learning, leadership, and service in the Jesuit tradition
With more than 200 years of service between them, the eight retiring members of the Rockhurst University faculty have earned a round of applause. Normally recognized at the April faculty awards dinner, because of the...
Conway Hall exterior
The world’s experience fighting the COVID-19 pandemic offers a host of lessons. But for Myles Gartland, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis at Rockhurst University, the pandemic also illustrates the...
Phone open to a class instagram account
“Human first.” That’s what the Post-It note on the laptop of Jameelah Lang, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has told her for years. It’s a reminder that teaching should always be student-focused — that above...

Faculty Kudos

We're proud of our faculty and their accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. Learn more about how Rockhurst faculty members lead others and represent the University through many endeavors.


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.