Faculty that practice what they teach

Our faculty members are working professionals with an average of 20 years of industry experience. All Phoenix faculty members are working professionals with an advanced degree in the field they’re teaching. They turn theory into skills you can put into practice right away—after all, they know firsthand what works and what doesn’t.

Faculty by College

Our faculty members are here to share their real-world wisdom with you. They are some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people you’ll ever meet.

20
The average number of years of professional experience our faculty bring to the classroom
8.4
The average number of years faculty have been teaching at University of Phoenix
15.4%
of faculty work or have worked for a Fortune 100 company
54%
of faculty work or have worked for a Fortune 1000 company
728
The number of Fortune 1000 companies where University of Phoenix instructors work or have worked

Gender

Our faculty is comprised of more female faculty than the national average, reflective of our student body and our strong commitment to serving the needs of an all-encompassing student population.

56% female
44% male

Ethnicity

More diverse than that of most institutions: the percentage of black professors is more than three times the national average. We believe a diverse faculty better serves the needs of a diverse student body—and we’re proud of all the backgrounds represented in the classroom.

  • 19.3% Black or African American
  • 0.5% Native American/Alaskan
  • 4.2% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 4.9% Hispanic
  • 68.1% Caucasian
  • 2.4% Unknown

We try to prepare the students to apply the knowledge that they gain right away so they can improve and be more comfortable in the work they’re doing and be prepared for the future.

Additional insights

Like our students, our faculty reflect a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. They are elementary school principals, district attorneys, CEOs, counselors and organization presidents. They’ve worked for Fortune 1000 companies and local governments. Bringing their own valuable professional experience to the classroom, they share at least one thing in common: a commitment to career-focused education.

Faculty research and writing

More than just dedicated educators, some of our faculty also generates new knowledge and insights through their research. This scholarly work ensures that what you’re learning always reflects the latest and best thinking in the field.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Become a faculty member

Teaching at Phoenix takes a special commitment. But the impact you have on students’ lives makes it all worthwhile. We want people who are ready to share their extensive work experience in the classroom.

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Faculty credentials

View complete lists of the faculty members for each of our schools and colleges, in PDF format, by clicking on the links below.