Exceptional Faculty and Research

Learn from the Best

1,600 Faculty Experts

Distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely recognized in their field for excellence and mentorship:

  • More than 70 Fulbright Scholars
  • 46 UNT researchers named among Stanford University’s list of the world’s most cited researchers
  • 14 National Science Foundation CAREER award winners
  • 12 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards
  • 8 Grammy and Emmy Award winners and nominees
  • 7 members of National Academies, including Engineering, Sciences and Inventors, to name a few

Your Research in Action

Creativity is at the heart of great research, and it powers our family of visionary innovators. At UNT, reimagine a more meaningful world through industry-changing interdisciplinary research projects. Join our faculty in developing new autonomous mobility systems through the the Center for Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems to engineering crops that could help solve the climate crisis through the BioDiscovery Institute.

Tier One research university


Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society
A unique interdisciplinary effort to increase the quality of life for all Texans by narrowing longstanding racial and ethnic gaps in health care

Center for Play Therapy
The largest play therapy training program in the world, attracting graduate students from all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico, China and other countries

Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UNT’s new sustainable business platform and startup incubator, connecting entrepreneurial ventures with industry leaders and corporate partners


Child Development Laboratory
Phil Sampson
College of Business students


»Interdisciplinary partners: Linguistics and English as a Second Language; Journalism

Examining the connections between MENTAL HEALTH and the wellbeing of COLLEGIATE ATHLETES
»Interdisciplinary partners: Kinesiology; Counseling Psychology; Educational Psychology

Combining ARTS AND SCIENCE to create sculptures depicting the power of plant science for the BioDiscovery Institute
»Interdisciplinary partners: Biology; Studio Art

Join Our Standout Students


Alisa Coffey
D.M.A. student, Harp Performance
As a doctoral candidate in UNT’s renowned Music Arts program and the principal harpist in the Arkansas Symphony, Alisa’s talents have been recognized by the Israel International Harp Competition, CNN and The Washington Post. Her research in the Suzuki method and other memorization techniques promotes making musical training more accessible to children.

Thasina Tabashum
Ph.D. student, Computer Science and Engineering
Biomedical AI Lab Manager

Thasina uses machine learning to improve health outcomes and reduce treatment costs for individuals with transfemoral amputations who use a micro-processor-controlled knee.


Joshua Lopez
Ph.D. student, History
The inaugural recipient of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Fellowship, he's exploring the unique relationships people have with food, specifically those who identify as queer and Chicanx/Latinx.

State-Of-Art Facilities, Including

Biomedical Engineering Building

A world-class lab space at Discovery Park, and home to one of the fastest-growing programs at UNT, including graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering

Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

One of the nation's most advanced university research facilities for materials processing and additive manufacturing

Assistantships and Fellowships

The graduate school and individual departments offer thousands of options to teach or complete research with faculty members.

Learn more about resources for teaching and research excellence.