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Our Faculty


Our faculty members help students thrive. They innovate new technologies as well as new ways to learn. They teach the intricacies of engineering through coffee-making and explore social issues through mural design. Their cutting-edge research has been honored by Guggenheim, MacArthur and Sloan awards.

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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.

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.

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.

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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