Faculty members are the heart of the University of Virginia. They bring expertise, passion and creativity to the University’s instructional settings, creating knowledge through research and offering students an educational experience unlike any other. Learn more about some of these extraordinary educators in UVA Today’s ongoing Faculty Spotlight series.

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Hachem tells us about her teaching philosophy, how she adapted to Darden’s unique case method, and the “aha!” moment that makes it all worth it.
Associate professor Madhur Behl is pushing the limits of racing in order to make travel safer once autonomous vehicles take over the roads.
Batten School professor Eileen Chou’s teaching and research makes leadership tangible, and students rave about her practical approach.
Politics is more than a team sport for Jennifer Lawless. It’s an individual effort.
The Spanish professor prioritizes community in all aspects of her life, whether guiding grad students or making academic resources more accessible to the public.
A commerce professor takes the lessons she’s learned from a lifetime in sports and applies them to her courses, with resounding results.