CURRY’S THOUGHT LEADERS

At the Curry School, we believe the strength of our students is contingent on the success of our faculty. Our professors encourage one another, just as they encourage their students. They go beyond instruction in the classroom and advance the Curry School, their respective fields, and our society.

Curry faculty members are thought leaders who are shaping the definition of education.

Endowed Professorhips
The Curry School of Education recognizes the accomplishments of senior scholars through the awarding of endowed professorships.

The Curry School’s reputation attracts the interest of renowned faculty. The School wants to make sure it can retain senior scholars. The awarding of endowed professorships grants a level of credibility and provides support for faculty members to conduct their research and instruction at the highest level.
Dean's R&D Fund
The Curry School has a track record of attracting large federal and private grants to fund major research projects. Yet, early stage education research—especially by newer “rising star” faculty members—is often stymied in its infancy because funding at that level is so elusive. Potentially significant educational innovations can lose traction without adequate financing or go off with faculty entrepreneurs to other universities with better resources.

The Dean’s R&D Fund is a flexible funding source for supporting the faculty's early to mid-stage research efforts that have significant potential impact on the field of education. Promising results can then leverage the seed funding ten times or more in subsequent research grants.