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Stanford Faculty

Associate professor Young Jean Lee and students
Class in session with Young Jean Lee, associate professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Stanford faculty are leaders in their fields with their accomplishments recognized across the disciplines. Faculty work closely with students and conduct groundbreaking research.

Today, Stanford has 2,288 members of the professoriate faculty. There are 682 members appointed to endowed professorships.

Stanford’s current community of scholars includes:

  • 20 Nobel laureates
  • 35 Nobel Prize winners since the university’s founding
  • 35 MacArthur Fellows
  • 6 National Humanities Medal recipients
  • 4 Pulitzer Prize winners
  • 10 National Medal of Science recipients
  • 3 National Medal of Technology recipient
  • 1 National Medal of Arts winner
  • 3 Kavli Prize laureates
  • 7 A.M. Turing Award winners while on faculty
  • 303 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members
  • 174 National Academy of Sciences members
  • 113 National Academy of Engineering members
  • 90 National Academy of Medicine members
  • 28 National Academy of Education members
  • 47 American Philosophical Society members
  • 6 Wolf Foundation Prize winners
  • 1 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Faculty by the numbers

Nobel Laureates

Thirty-five Stanford faculty have won the Nobel Prize since the university’s founding. Twenty Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community. For more details, please visit our Stanford Nobel Prize website.

Pulitzer Prize Winners

  • Adam Johnson
    2013, Fiction
  • David M. Kennedy
    2000, History
  • Jack Rakove
    1997, History
  • James Risser
    1976, 1979, National Reporting

Kavli Prize Laureates

  • Carla Shatz
    2016, Neurobiology and Biology, Neuroscience Prize
  • Andrei Linde
    2014, Physics, Astrophysics Prize
  • Thomas S├╝dhof
    2010, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Neuroscience Prize