Transylvania faculty like Peter Fosl are highly regarded instructors, The philosophy professor recently published “Philosophy: the Classical Readings,” a volume he co-edited with David E. Cooper. Fosl is a past winner of the Acorn Award as Kentucky's outstanding professor, and his two-year Bingham-Young Professorship on Liberty, Security, and Justice brought prominent guest speakers who focused the Transylvania community on heightened issues of liberty, security, and justice in the era following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Four faculty members have won five top professor awards over the past 10 years, from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and from the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education. The Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching helps attract, inspire, and reward faculty members in their efforts to make the classroom an imaginative place of learning and discovery.
Over 97 percent of the faculty hold the Ph.D. or highest degree in their fields, and they hold degrees from many of the nation’s top universities. And they teach their own classes—Transylvania has no teaching assistants.