CUNY’s world-class faculty teach at the university’s 24 campuses, which include community colleges, senior colleges, and graduate and professional schools. Their areas of expertise span the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. They include Nobel Laure­ates, members of National Academies, and MacArthur, National Book Award, and Pulitzer Prize winners. CUNY Faculty are dedicated scholars and educators whose research and teaching push the boundaries of knowledge and pedagogy within and beyond the university.

Among the most illustrious of CUNY’s full-time faculty are the Distinguished Professors, a formidable group of elite scholars, researchers, and creative artists who have earned national and international renown in their fields. They work in disciplines that range from anthropology to speech and hearing science, and their artistic fields encompass painting, writing, music, and photography. CUNY’s Distinguished Professors are selected not only for their accomplishments to date, but also for their promise of future achievement. They enrich the world of knowledge and ideas, and they help the University attract inspired students and other accomplished faculty to our academic community.

Sanjoy BanerjeeDr. Sanjoy Banerjee
Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering, The City College, Director of the CUNY Energy Institute, charged with developing innovative approaches to sustainable energy.
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Nicholas Freudenberg Nicholas Freudenberg
“With intense convictions and an activist spirit, Dr. Freudenberg is an unrelenting advocate for change in his field.”
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Elizabeth NunezElizabeth Nunez
“There are few students of literature and creative writing luckier than those who study with Elizabeth Nunez.”
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Kimiko Hahn Kimiko Hahn
Distinguished Professor, English, Queens College, author of seven collections of poetry. American Book Award: The Unbearable Heart.
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