Faculty & Teaching

Bald man shown from the back with D.O.C. printed on his prison uniform
The Pitt Prison Education Project puts undergraduates in the classroom with inmates — not as teachers or assistants, but as fellow students taking the same college course.
Braun in a suit in front of a gray background
After 18 years as dean of the School of Dental Medicine and many more years at the University of Pittsburgh in various roles, Thomas W. Braun has retired. Braun spent his entire postsecondary education and career at Pitt.
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Yona Harvey, an assistant professor of English, co-authored two spinoff series for the "Black Panther" comic book franchise and has dedicated much of her career to creating art with women and children of color in mind.
Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker is drawn to people forgotten or ignored by traditional historians. His latest book focuses on Benjamin Lay, the first revolutionary abolitionist.
Ermentrout in a yellow hazmat suit
In a perennial favorite lecture, G. Bard Ermentrout teaches students to end a theoretical zombie or vampire apocalypse with mathematical equations.
Larry E. Davis
In his 17th year at the helm of Pitt’s School of Social Work, Dean Larry E. Davis announces he will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, amid praise for his leadership and his dedication to issues of race, social justice and community.
Sponsored by alumni Richard and Renée Goldman, the competition awarded three teams a total of $30,000 for their innovative ideas to improve education.
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Pitt's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing program helps college students with conditions such as paraplegia, epilepsy and autism transition to careers in machining and engineering.
Schwanke and Madison
With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
high school woman in a jean vest painting
Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.