Stony Brook Faculty

The vast majority of Stony Brook's faculty members hold doctoral degrees and are engaged in active research leading to publication, much of it supported by external grants and contracts. It was the productivity and high quality of our faculty that helped earn Stony Brook a ranking among the best public universities in the country.

Eminent faculty members include numerous internationally recognized scholars. Many have earned high honors in their fields, such as Einstein and Distinguished Professor Emeritus C.N. Yang, Nobel laureate in Physics; John Milnor, Distinguished Professor, holder of the prestigious Fields Medal, and Director of the Institute for Math­ematical Sciences; Gail Mandel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; and University Professor John H. Mar­burger in Physics and Electrical Engine­ering, former president of Stony Brook University.

 A listing of distinguished professors is available at