More than 80% of CUNY’s senior faculty have PhDs or other higher degrees in their fields. Current CUNY faculty have won prestigious awards in recognition of their contributions to education and scholarship including Guggenheim Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, an Academy Award, Macarthur Foundation Genius Awards, Carnegie Teacher of the Year, and many more.

Some Macaulay faculty teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate CUNY students; others only teach Macaulay students. Along with our Academic Affairs team, our faculty develops unique and challenging academic programming for Macaulay scholars.


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Harold VarmusHarold Varmus

Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., leads a seminar called the Purpose Practice and Politics of Science at Macaulay. He is a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer.  Learn more about Professor Varmus


Professor Elizabeth ReisElizabeth Reis

Elizabeth Reis is a professor at Macaulay Honors College of CUNY where she teaches courses on Transgender Issues, Reproductive Technologies, Women’s Health, and Medical Ethics. Learn more about Professor Reis


Darren Staloff

Professor Staloff directs the Hertog Scholars Program at Macaulay. He is a professor in the Department of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of CUNY.  Learn more about Professor Staloff 

Advising and Support

Student support takes many forms at Macaulay, with our network of professionals dedicated to advising.

Personalized Tech Guidance

Macaulay staffs all of its classes with Instructional Technology Fellows to help students implement and present ideas using tech solutions.