The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our campuses are home to 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,000 students.The University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.
Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Popular Music; Professor of Theory at Eastman School of Music
John Covach is an expert on the history of popular and rock music, 12-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.
Rock 'n' Roll Music and Culture Progressive Rock in the 1970s The Beatles Popular Music The Rolling Stones Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music Music Industry British Invasion
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans
Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets
Professor of Political Science
Professor Helmke's research focuses on democratic political institutions, rule of law, and Latin American politics.
Institutional crises in Latin America Rule of Law Democratic Political Institutions Latin American Politics
Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center
Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized
Biology of Aging DNA Repair Cancer Resistance
Professor of Philosophy
Randall Curren is an ethicist who works across the boundaries of moral, political, legal, environmental, and educational philosophy.
Ethics of Sustainability Moral Psychology Ancient Greek Philosophy patriotic education
Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Campbell is an internationally known expert in inertial fusion, high-energy-density physics, high-power lasers and their applications.
Advanced Energy Technologies High-Energy-Density Physics Inertial Fusion High-Power Lasers
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Skalny Center for Polish & Central European Studies
Stone is known for his studies on international political economy, international relations, and Russian and European politics.
International Monetary Fund International Economics Multinational Corporations International relations and finance Russia and Eastern Europe
Publisher, Open Letter Books
Chad Post is publisher of the University's nonprofit, literary translation press, Open Letter Books, and an expert on literary translation
Literary Translation Academic Publishing World Literature
Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies, Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
Robert Foster is an expert on globalization and material culture. His focus has been on Papua New Guinea
Lewis Henry Morgan Melanesia Commercial Media Globalization Material Culture Social Theory Nationalism Corporations and Society Mobile Phones Papua New Guinea
Professor of Psychology and Dean's Professor in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Professor Harry Reis' research interests involve social interaction and close relationships.
Marriage and Close Relationships Health and Psychological Well Being Social interaction Intimacy Emotion Regulation