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A key element to Minerva University’s success is its extraordinary and dedicated faculty who provide a unique and unparalleled learning experience for students. Minerva’s faculty are a globally diverse group of experts not only in their fields but in the science of learning pedagogy. They have a deep commitment to teaching, Minerva’s mission, and its student-centered approach.

Dean, Associate Deans, and Faculty
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“The Minerva experience provides students with an incredibly comprehensive and supportive learning environment. It is an honor to be a part of this amazing institution.”


“The classes at Minerva are dynamic and fast-paced. At the same time, they allow me to connect and engage with every single student.”

“Good conversations have always been what's transformed us. Now we're able to have conversations with people around the world every day. It's a new ordinary, and it's revolutionary.”

“The combination of global experiences and small, engaging seminar classes is profoundly meaningful and transformative for both Professors and students.”

“My research on learning led me to Minerva. I am excited to put theory into practice at the first university built on the science of learning principles.”

“Our goal as educators is to nurture enthusiasm and develop critical and creative thinking. Engaging students is essential.”

“Minerva offers a global experience that is unmatched and positions students in the driver’s seat of their own education — and our future. I am glad it’s here!”

“Learning for the sake of knowledge is a privilege; learning for the sake of others is a duty.”

“The best part of this job is engaging with the incredible student body. Day in and day out, students at Minerva never cease to amaze me.”

“Tackling the globe’s most intractable challenges requires audacious solutions. I am honored to teach the next generation of student leaders who will shape a brighter future.”

“Minerva’s classes are dynamic, partly because of the platform and partly because of the students; they constantly push themselves to think more deeply, creatively, and carefully.”

“The dynamic collaborations I experience daily at Minerva with students and colleagues broaden the context of my own work and continually inspire growth.”

“It’s a critical time in Earth’s history. Solutions to global environmental issues require a global vision, which is why I’m thrilled to teach talented, international students here.”

“University curricula should be based on evidence of how learning works. I am devoted to improving the quality of higher education through collaboration with innovative institutions”

“Minerva's systematic consideration of the science of learning in all aspects of the curriculum is unrivaled. I'm thrilled to be part of this evolution of higher education.”

“I am amazed by the idea of Minerva as a university based on the science of learning, and am very excited to be part of this institution and movement.”

“Classes at Minerva are more engaging, intellectually enriching, and skillfully designed than any I have experienced elsewhere; it’s exciting to be part of something so dynamic.”

“Minerva's mission is to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world. It is rewarding to see students engaged in that mission everyday in class and in their amazing cities.”

“I teach to cultivate curiosity and to help others achieve new understanding. And I teach because I love to learn. We all benefit when embracing the unfamiliar becomes habit.”

“Teaching, done well, should be a source of intellectual development and inspiration for students. I joined Minerva to be able to provide these benefits to students in my classes.”

“Minerva is in many ways the ideal place to study social sciences. No other university allows you to experience so many societies while simultaneously learning in the classroom.”

“I am passionate about providing talented and hard-working students from around the globe the tools that will help them reach their full potential. That is why I joined Minerva.”

“I'm thrilled to be part of an institution that cares so much about how students learn.”

“Nothing beats getting to spend your time tackling problems that are deeply important to you. Doing that at Minerva, with incredible students and colleagues, is icing on the cake.”

“It’s a joy to be part of how students develop and grow into conscious citizens capable of making decisions of consequence.”

“Minerva offers a unique education that develops critical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective communication skills across disciplines.”

“The extraordinary pedagogical methods Minerva uses to equip students with advanced skills to develop innovative solutions for complex global challenges make each class priceless.”

“Minerva’s platform and curriculum foster intimate and engaging examinations of complex ideas, providing the foundation for innovative approaches to analyzing the past and present.”

“Decades old educational models are in dire need of disruption. I am thrilled to be a part of Minerva spearheading the new wave in learning.”

“Universities typically house innovative people in ancient structures of teaching and learning. It's exciting to subject universities to scrutiny, creating new ways to teach.”

“Learning–not teaching–lies at the heart of education. At every level, Minerva self-consciously strives to embody this basic insight.”

“By promoting practical knowledge and far transfer, we encourage our students to prepare for who they want to become and what they want to do in an ever challenging world.”

“At Minerva, a holistic education is our goal. The curriculum helps achieve this by providing curious, talented minds with the tools to unravel the mysteries of the universe.”

“Minerva provides a rich environment to stimulate curiosity, challenge ideas, inspire understanding, and nurture growth. It’s a pleasure to contribute and collaborate.”

“From scientifically proven pedagogy to working with students to develop constructive mental and social habits, Minerva really is the next evolutionary step in higher education.”

“I am excited by Minerva’s use of technology to keep students fully engaged in class, creating the ideal environment for learning to happen.”

“What excites me is not just the current amazing state of Minerva classes, but the commitment to continued improvement every year from experience and data.”

“Minerva puts pedagogy research into practice across their curriculum. I’m excited to be a part of a passionate faculty leading active learning classes where all students can learn.”

“Seeing students tackle new concepts, grapple with the intricacies of them, and finally master them with enthusiasm is a totally addictive process for me!”

“Minerva’s platform allows its global members to share their unique perspectives into constructive dialogue, an essential ingredient to effective learning.”

“At Minerva, we not only teach the role of science in producing creative solutions, we actually employ innovative technology and educational science to maximize student learning.”

“It's quicker to impress someone with knowledge than it is to learn it. I've been lucky to work with patient students at Minerva.”

“The best philosophy engages with the world as we find it. Who better to study the subject with than students who have chosen to travel while they learn?”

“One of the best ways to engage with the different people and places of the world is to study artistic culture. Our students have an exceptional opportunity in this regard.”

“With students from around the world, I'm constantly having my perspective broadened. I love that at Minerva, we have embarked on an educational adventure together.”

“I encourage students to be comfortable making loud mistakes in class, so that we can all learn from them together.”