At University of Maryland University College, our online courses are taught by highly successful and experienced faculty scholar-practitioners who are leaders in their fields. You'll benefit from their diverse insights and the depth and breadth of their knowledge. Because they have wide-ranging industry experience, they can help you understand what types of skills and knowledge are valuable in today's job market.
Cultural sensibility and intellectual curiosity are cornerstones of the humanities and philosophy experience at UMUC. In my classes, I strive to nurture student creativity, independence of thought, and criticism of the status quo. I like to encourage "outside of the box" analysis of philosophical problems and foster critical understanding of real-world intercultural issues. These are the intellectual skills that employers are looking for in leaders, executives, and senior managers.
Steven Killings, PhD
Program Chair, Humanities and Philosophy
Emma Garrison-Alexander, vice dean of cybersecurity and information assurance in the Graduate School, talks about her experience in the industry and how it guides her passion for teaching.
Monica Sava Bruenn, program chair of the Master of Science in management core curriculum, talks about why she teaches with empathy.
Details About UMUC Faculty
As professionals who balance or have balanced their careers with their roles at UMUC, our faculty understand the numerous challenges faced by working adults going back to school, and they’ll work with you to help ensure your academic success.
Our faculty know how to
- Help you gain career-focused skills and knowledge that you can apply right away
- Tailor their instruction for the online classroom
- Leverage no-cost open educational resources, such as electronic textbooks, lectures, websites, and selected documents and media
Learn more about the unique insights and experiences our faculty members bring to the table. Explore our featured faculty webpages by school or by academic area, or check out our complete faculty listing in our Current Students section.
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Going the Extra Mile for Our Students
In addition to their knowledge and experience, UMUC's faculty members have proven their dedication and courage to go above and beyond to serve students throughout the history of our university.
Beginning in 1949, UMUC hired "traveling faculty" and sent them around the world, stopping for eight weeks at a time to teach courses at U.S. military bases. The tales of some of these faculty members were captured in a documentary, "Over There," which aired on Maryland Public Television on April 15, 2018.
Today, UMUC has more than 140 classroom and service locations throughout the world. Our faculty members are still hard at work, teaching courses online and in a hybrid format at more than 20 locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and on military installations in more than 20 countries and territories throughout the world.