Faculty Expertise | Kent State University

Faculty Expertise

At Kent State, our faculty do more than teach. They share, provoke, collaborate and participate. They inspire learning, turning students into independent thinkers — and, more importantly, into doers.

  • 70%+ of the faculty have the highest degree in their field
  • 166+ active U.S. patents for research
  • Faculty Members Appear on the Kent State Roster of 16+ Pulitzer Prize Winners
  • More than 2,700 full-time and part-time faculty from 6 continents
  • More than 150 national and international institutions represented in faculty numbers
  • 70%+ of the faculty have the highest degree in their field
  • 61% of full-time faculty are tenure-track faculty

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  • $30 million in extramural research funding over past five years.
  • $366 million invested in our research by the federal government to date.
  • 166+ active U.S. patents for research
  • Birthplace of LCD and home to the innovative and groundbreaking Liquid Crystal Institute, founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, Ph.D.
  • 5th in U.S. for number of startup companies formed and patents issued per $1 million in expenditures.
  • Fulbright scholars and internationally recognized leaders actively involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research projects.
  • Kent State faculty are recognized by prestigious organizations, including:
    • National Academy of Sciences
    • Institute for Financial Markets
    • Science Watch
    • American Physical Society
    • National Science Foundation
  • Faculty support and involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects.