Further Together

The secret to Hobart and William Smith’s relationship-rich education is our faculty. Known for the impact of their research and distinguished by the depth of their mentorship, our faculty have been named among the top 25 in the nation on the Princeton Review’s “Professors Get High Marks” list for seven consecutive years.

In the classroom, our faculty encourage students to explore new topics and learn how to seek solutions to the world’s emerging challenges. During office hours, they meet students where they are and challenge them to build a course of study that leads to a life of consequence. Supporting and retaining our most engaging professors will bolster our faculty’s reputation as accessible teacher-scholars and advance our tradition of academic excellence.

Recent Support for Endowed Professorships

For HWS faculty, there is no greater honor than receiving an endowed professorship. The appointment increases opportunities and financial support for faculty research, scholarship and academic initiatives while celebrating HWS’ best and brightest teacher-scholars.

Gifts for Endowed Professorships


Relationship-Rich Experiences

Respected scholars and scientists, HWS professors are also devoted educators whose ability to teach, guide and collaborate with students is enhanced by knowing them so well as individuals.


Five Facts About Faculty


Curricular Innovation

Endowed professorships advance our campus community by allowing honorees to reach beyond the current curriculum and inspire change through campus programming and groundbreaking research. Recent programmatic innovations include:

Faculty-Student Mentorship

In a special edition of This Week in Photos, we feature the extraordinary teaching and collaborations that occur everyday on the HWS campus.


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Considered one of the highest honors among academics, creating additional endowed professorships celebrates the sophisticated scholarship of our faculty, deepening the motivation that spurs curricular innovation and creating further opportunity for faculty-student collaborations. Armed with resources to enhance their current projects, faculty pursue research that informs and expands the lessons shared in their classrooms, continually shifting the academic experience toward the future.

Support our Faculty