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.

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.  More 


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. More 

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.  More 


Charles Liu

Charles Liu is a professor of astrophysics at the College of Staten Island, and an associate with the Hayden Planetarium and Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. His research focuses on colliding galaxies, quasars, and the star formation history of the universe. More 

Clyde Haberman

Longtime columnist and correspondent for The New York Times teaches “Welcome to the Future of New York,” a thought-provoking and demanding Macaulay seminar course.

Ronnie Natov

Brooklyn College English professor Dr. Ronnie Natov is an expert in  the literature of childhood, Victorian fiction, literature and the arts. Her awards and accolades include the Tow Distinguished Teaching Award.  More 

Moustafa Bayoumi

Professor Bayoumi completed his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The Nation, London Review of Books, and The Village Voice. From 2003 to 2006, he served on the National Council of the American Studies Association, and he is currently an editor for Middle East Report.  More 

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.