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 on the lawn
If you are the first person in your family to go to college, congratulations! Also, today is your day, as First-Generation College Celebration Day is celebrated nationally and will be recognized throughout the week here...
A Faculty member receiving an award
A member of the Rockhurst University mathematics faculty has been honored alongside other local female leaders in STEM for work that seeks to inspire a love of math in young people, particularly girls and young...
Inscription from the bell tower
The inauguration of Rockhurst University’s 15 th president, Sandra Cassady, Ph.D., is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 . The afternoon of events will mark Cassady’s ceremonial installation as president and a milestone for Rockhurst...
Kansas City Data Science degree
Rockhurst business students are getting a head start as data scientists by doing everything from assisting sports and entertainment businesses with fan engagement to attempting to measure trust in order to reduce crime in Kansas...

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