More than 80% of CUNY’s senior faculty have PhDs or other higher degrees in their fields. Current CUNY faculty have won prestigious awards in recognition of their contributions to education and scholarship including Guggenheim Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, an Academy Award, Macarthur Foundation Genius Awards, Carnegie Teacher of the Year, and many more.

Some Macaulay faculty teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate CUNY students; others only teach Macaulay students. Along with our Academic Affairs team, our faculty develop unique and challenging academic programming for Macaulay scholars.


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Carmen_Boullosa Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa is the author of seventeen novels, fifteen collections of poetry, four plays, two collections of short stories, and one screenplay. She has been a visiting professor at San Diego State University, Georgetown University, the Sorbonne, New York University, and Columbia University. Currently she teaches at Macaulay and is cohost of the CUNY-T.V. show, Nueva York.  Learn more about Professor Boullosa

Professor Elizabeth ReisElizabeth Reis

Elizabeth Reis is a professor at Macaulay Honors College of CUNY where she teaches courses on Transgender Issues, Reproductive Technologies, Women’s Health, and Medical Ethics. Learn more about Professor Reis

Harold VarmusHarold Varmus

Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., leads a seminar called the Purpose, Practice, and Politics of Science at Macaulay. He is a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer.  Learn more about Professor Varmus

Ted WidmerTed Widmer

Ted Widmer is a historian, writer, librarian, musician who served as a speechwriter in the Clinton White House and is currently a member of the Macaulay Honors College Faculty. Learn more about Professor Widmer




Advising and Support

Student support takes many forms at Macaulay, with our network of professionals dedicated to advising.

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Personalized Tech Guidance

Macaulay staffs all of its classes with Instructional Technology Fellows to help students implement and present ideas using tech solutions.

Macaulay Seminars

Macaulay Honors College students come together for special classroom experiences including four 3-credit seminar courses that they take over the course of their first and second years at Macaulay.

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Upper Level Courses

Macaulay students take most of the courses related to their major at their CUNY home campus, including high-level and honors courses.

In addition, they take a set of four required seminar courses created just for them.

The Macaulay Building is closed until further notice. All classes, meetings, and appointments will take place remotely.