Academics: Faculty

Our Faculty

Spelman College believes in a holistic approach to learning and strives to create a cohesive academic and co-curricular experience that benefits each student.  We pride ourselves on hiring only the best, most dedicated and well-rounded faculty. Our student/faculty ratio of 12:1 allows for close mentoring and  guidance so that our faculty and students develop bonds that last well into the future.

The Spelman faculty is comprised of approximately 170 full-time teacher/scholars guiding more than 26 departments and programs.  Eighty percent of Spelman’s full-time faculty hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree, and many are Spelman graduates.

Faculty by Department

  • African Diaspora and the World
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Art & Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Comparative Women's Studies
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Drama & Dance
  • Dual Degree Engineering
  • Economics
  • Education Studies Program
  • English
  • Environmental Science & Studies
  • History
  • Honors Program (Ethel Waddel Githii)
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • Physical Education & Athletics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spelman Independent Scholars
  • World Languages & Literature
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholars