Our professors stand out nationally for their dedication to teaching, distinguished scholarly work and positive influence on students’ lives.
In fact, teaching only scratches the surface in describing what they do. They engage, challenge, guide and collaborate with students, both in and out of the classroom — creating relationships that continue long after graduation.
And they’re among the best at it — 11 of the 26 Oregon Professors of the Year are from Willamette’s undergraduate program, a record unmatched by any school on the West Coast.
Our graduate faculty are equally distinguished — the Aspen Institute recognized the achievements of faculty at Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and the College of Law’s faculty include some of the country’s most respected legal scholars as well as talented lawyers and jurists.
Our location in the Northwest and Oregon’s Willamette Valley — known for its fertility and abundant beauty — makes us uniquely situated to pursue connections with sustainability and the environment.
In fact, our dedication to environmental responsibility led The Princeton Review to name us one of the country’s top 15 Green Colleges.
The countless learning opportunities available at our nearby 305-acre Zena Forest are just one example of our focus on place-based research and activity. Specialized programs at all of our schools — including the College of Law’s sustainable law certificate and a sustainability management area of interest in our MBA program — allow for a critical approach to creating a more sustainable society.