Our faculty: More than 1,000 reasons why we're one of the nation's best public universities
Binghamton professors are here for a reason. They're the top scholars in their subjects. Nearly all of them — 93 percent — hold the highest degree offered in their field. Binghamton's faculty includes more than 60 distinguished professors and published experts in everything from Medieval literature and schizophrenia to digital forensics and evolutionary biology. But most of all, they're dedicated teachers.
For our faculty, Binghamton is the ideal intellectual environment. They engage with and inspire the brightest young minds in the country while advancing their own cutting-edge research. At Binghamton, every faculty member teaches undergraduates, and they wouldn't have it any other way.
Here are just a handful of the amazing Binghamton professors you'll get to work with:
- M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science, is director of Binghamton's NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage and the Institute for Materials Research. One of the founding fathers of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Whittingham's work fundamentally changed the way the world stores and utilizes energy, making possible a revolution in consumer and industrial technologies.
- Hiroki Sayama, professor of systems science and industrial engineering and director of the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems, is nationally recognized for his work in complex dynamical networks, collective behaviors, social systems modeling, artificial life, mathematical biology and computer and information sciences.
- Linda Spear, distinguished professor of psychology, is scientific director of the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center, the only research center in the United States that focuses on how alcohol affects brain development. Her expertise is the behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology of development, with a particular emphasis on neurobehavioral function during adolescence.
- Carl Lipo, professor of anthropology and director of Binghamton's Environmental Studies Program, spent years studying the prehistoric society in Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) and co-authored The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island. Lipo has also studied the archaeology of the Mississippi Valley, California and Guatemala.
- Eric Hoffman, professor of pharmaceutical sciences
and associate dean for research at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is a nationally recognized geneticist and has worked on translational research in muscle disease for more than 20 years.