Points of Pride

Western Michigan University's College of Arts and Sciences points of pride begin with our people—students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. Discover a few of many unique and impressive distinctions that make our college successful.

Our students

Our faculty

  • College of Arts and Sciences faculty accounted for $4.9 million in sponsored research for 2015-16.
  • Dr. Charles Henderson, physics, was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education.
  • Dr. Alyce Dickinson and Dr. Alan D. Poling in the Department of Psychology received prestigious awards in 2016.
  • Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Program grant awarded to WMU Scholar, Dr. Jana Schulman.
  • A team of faculty has been awarded a $161,802 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to study changing speed limits on Michigan interstate freeways.
  • Dr. Victor Xiong, history,  is the recipient of the fifth annual Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies Research grant.
  • College of Arts and Sciences faculty regularly receive some of the most prestigious awards in American higher education, including a McArthur Grant, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, the Alexander Gode Medal, NSF Achievement Grants, Fulbright Fellowships, NEA Fellowships, and appointments to national academies.

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