Our Faculty

551 reasons why we're one of the nation's best public universities

Binghamton professors are here for a reason. They’re the top scholars in their subjects. Nearly all of them — 93 percent — hold the highest degree offered in their field. They’re Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright scholars and published experts in everything from the Victorian novel to nanocircuitry. But most of all, they’re dedicated teachers.

For our faculty, Binghamton is the ideal intellectual environment. They get to engage with and inspire the brightest young minds in the country while advancing their own cutting-edge research. At Binghamton, every single faculty member teaches undergraduates and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here are just a handful of the amazing Binghamton professors you’ll get to work with:

  • David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences, founded the University’s groundbreaking Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS). Author of Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, Wilson uses evolutionary theory to interpret philosophy, economics, history, art, literature and even religion.
  • Isidore Okpewho, distinguished professor of Africana Studies, recently completed a Guggenheim Fellowship researching African mythology in the New World. His research is helping to construct an identity for those who were brought to America from Africa. His areas of specialization are in African and comparative literatures, with an emphasis on comparative oral traditions. A prolific writer, he is the author, co-author or editor of 15 books and novels, as well as dozens of articles.
  • Francis J. Yammarino, distinguished professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership Studies, is nationally recognized for his research into leadership, teamwork and multi-level organizations. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses on organizational behavior in the School of Management.
  • Jessica Fridrich, professor of electrical engineering, is a world leader in steganography, the science of uncovering information hidden in digital images. Her government-sponsored research has led to breakthroughs in intercepting coded terrorist messages. Fridrich is the coauthor of Digital Watermarking and Steganography and regularly teaches a course on Fundamentals of Steganography.

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Last Updated: 7/2/14