Our faculty have earned many accolades in their areas of speciality. But their first priority is educating and mentoring our students, and many have been awarded YSU Distinguished Professorship Awards.
So although they are acclaimed scholars, artists, and researchers, they are caring and approachable teachers and are dedicated to helping you make the most of your time at YSU. Find out more about our exceptional faculty.
James Umble, D.M.A
DANA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
“. . . must be one of the most elegant exponents of his instrument . . . he was virtuosic in every way.”
—Music Critic Donald Rosenberg
J. Dana Sperry, M.F.A
DEPARTMENT OF ART
“I'm not a historian, but I like to think about how history dovetails into technology and how it affects us at different intersections of life—in other words, what technology is doing to us.”