Faculty Excellence and Great Teaching

Our students, both now and in the past, have pointed to our professors as the primary reason they chose Christopher Newport. In order to recruit and motivate the best and brightest students, we must have a faculty up to the challenge.

Investigation and discovery flourish when students collaborate in small classes led by world-class teacher-scholars. Our professors have earned the highest degrees in their fields, come from the world’s finest institutions and choose CNU based on their love of teaching.



To promote faculty excellence, we seek to provide every incentive possible, allowing our professors to thrive intellectually and remain at the forefront of their fields. Faculty support allows us to welcome learned scholars and young visionaries to campus — professors of the highest caliber who instruct and inspire students across all disciplines.

Increased financial support will help us:

  • Establish endowed chairs
  • Fund research opportunities
  • Provide faculty stipends
  • Reward faculty achievement
  • Attract mentors who will enrich our intellectual life and prepare students to change the world

Honoring our commitment to those students who call CNU “home,” we must provide an abundant liberal learning environment led by superb professors — men and women who embrace our academic vision. Faculty support makes this possible.

When you ask people to give you their very best,
they will astound you with their success

President Paul Trible

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