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.

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

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

Myles Gartland Headshot
A longtime member of the Helzberg School of Management ’s faculty and administrative leadership has been named the new dean of the College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis at Rockhurst University. The appointment of...
OT alumna Rachel Stotler and her family
In 2011, Rachel Stotler Clasemann, ’97, MOT ’99, was driving home from work in Omaha, Nebraska, when a car accident changed her life. The immediate result of the accident was a ruptured spleen and traumatic...
Mark Pecaut holding a globe
It’s a section of the sky that Mark Pecaut, Ph.D., associate professor of physics , is well familiar with. Since his days as a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, Pecaut has been studying...
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...

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