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Our Faculty

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Our faculty helps students thrive by innovating new ways to learn. With their guidance, you can learn the intricacies of engineering through coffee-making or explore nuanced social issues through mural design.

We value our professors’ dedication to teaching. Each year, UC Davis honors a faculty member for being an exceptional teacher and scholar with a $45,000 prize.

Meet some of our past winners, like biochemistry professor Judy Callis. She and so many others at UC Davis are enriching our undergraduate education.

Beyond the barriers:
Supporting a system-impacted community

A new initiative, led by Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies Ofelia Cuevas, aims to break down stigma, offer ways for our system-impacted community to connect for mutual support, and to address the system through research and education.

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Tina Curiel-Allen, co-founder of Beyond the Stats, the student organization that led to the creation of Beyond the Barriers

Engineering professor
uplifts voices in engineering

Ralph Aldredge — associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering — has been a leader in the college for years. He lifts up student voices and ensures prospective and current students from disadvantaged backgrounds can find a pathway to excel at UC Davis.

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ralph aldredge professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering

Award recognizes exceptional
lifetime achievement in agriculture

Pamela Ronald, a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, is recognized for her history of major discoveries in plant molecular genetics.

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pam ronald recognized for lifetime achievement in agriculture

Plant biochemist is
a top teacher

Students say Judy Callis, an expert in plant biochemistry, is an exemplary, dedicated instructor who creates a respectful, engaging classroom climate.

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judy callis and gary may