Faculty members are the heart of the University of Virginia. They bring expertise, passion and creativity to the University’s instructional settings, creating knowledge through research and offering students an educational experience unlike any other. Learn more about some of these extraordinary educators in UVA Today’s ongoing Faculty Spotlight series.

Kim Whitler’s passion for her job is exceeded only by her concern for students.
In Bell’s experience, the ability to achieve flow in life involves recognizing one’s own potential, having access to opportunities and persevering – plus, a little pressure.
Research, writing and teaching are all intertwined for this University of Virginia politics professor.
Christine Connelly earned a medical degree, but never practiced after finding something she’s so passionate about. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Costi Sifri, a central figure in UVA’s public health response to COVID-19, takes one stress-relieving hobby to the extremes.
Portrait of A.D. Carson

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Citron’s impact on her students began even before she stepped foot on Grounds as the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law.
Professor Christopher Krentz struggled to envision a future for himself after he began losing his hearing at the age of 9, but he came into his own after learning American Sign Language and making deaf friends.