Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences rank among the finest scholars and researchers at Western Michigan University and among the finest teachers and scholars anywhere in the nation.
Our college's external research awards exceeded an impressive $8.5 million this past year, an increase of more than 80% from the previous year.
To help Western Michigan University achieve its goal to be learner centered and discovery driven, the College of Arts and Sciences involves students in the research and creative activities of the faculty and encourages students to participate in projects of their own.
- Three ideas from Arts and Sciences faculty have been selected in second phase of NSF Big Idea competition
Work by WMU may reduce US dependency on China for critical minerals
Michigan has minerals America needs
- Dr. Devin Bloom’s fish biology course set sail on Lake Michigan to research freshwater science and sustainability
Dr. Tiffany Schriever and her students study how aquatic communities in the wetlands respond to environmental changes
A team of WMU students led by Drs. Mohamed Sultan and Matt Reeves research hazardous toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs)
Dr. Daniel Macfarlane searches for balance between freshwater policies and societal usage
Drs. Carla Koretsky and Kathryn Docherty conducted research on road salt contamination in Kalamazoo-area urban lakes