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.

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 and faculty plant a pollinator garden
As the sun sets on the Rockhurst University campus’ tulips for the spring, some new plants are getting a chance to shine. On Friday, members of the biology faculty and students planted an assortment of...
1989 was a turning point for Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences . In April of that year, the Missouri Board of Nursing approved a plan for a four-year degree program for the...
Kat Dolan, '20
Kat Dolan, ’20, came to Rockhurst University having already had what some might consider a lifetime of experiences. And they’ve all played a part in a new piece in the latest issue of America ,...
Bella Salerno
Last year, senior biomedical physics of medicine major Bella Salerno was looking forward to her summer vacation for reasons other than getting out of town. Salerno had been accepted to the Purdy Summer Research Fellowship...

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.

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