The faculty is the backbone of the College of Arts & Sciences. Our faculty members have earned Ph.D.'s from over 60 distinguished universities in 37 states and 12 countries. They are dedicated to the highest quality of research, scholarship, and teaching. The faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences includes 2 Giles Distinguished Professors, 12 Grisham Master Teachers, 29 members of Phi Beta Kappa, and 1 member of the National Academy of Sciences. Our faculty comprises the most academically diverse set of faculty in the university with expertise in most areas of the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences proudly serve every student enrolled at Mississippi State University with distinction.