Learning Together

You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on research. At Duquesne University, our faculty are genuine teacher-scholars, making important contributions to their fields. They’ll challenge you as they challenge themselves: to go beyond the surface, look for a fuller story, ask hard questions, and always think about what new knowledge brings to the world.


Learn more about all of our faculty by subject area The curiosity and tenacity that drives our faculty’s research and creativity make their classrooms exciting places to be. They’re equally enthusiastic about your future, walking alongside you to help realize your boldest goals. They trust in your potential and take the time to mentor you.

We are fortunate to be entrusted with your goals —which is why we’re ready with an education that’s everything you need, and more than you imagined. Learn more about our faculty:

Meet some of Duquesne's accomplished faculty...

  • Dr. Jelena Janjic, who is conducting research on alternatives to opioids in pain management and was recently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Dr. Jan Janecka, who is doing research in the wild on snow leopards, working on conservation in countries such as China & India
  • Dr. Kathleen Sekula, who developed one of the first master of science programs in forensic nursing and received a 3-year HRSA grant to increase the number of forensic nurses in rural and underserved areas throughout the U.S.
  • Dr. Jennifer Aitken, whose research focuses on the discovery and characterization of new crystalline semiconductor compounds that have applications in optical technologies
  • Dr. Regina Harbourne, who was awarded a multi-center grant to study the effectiveness of early physical therapy intervention on babies with developmental delays
  • Dr. Patrick Juola, who gained international recognition after the authorial identification technology that he developed identified J.K. Rowling as author of a book she had written under a pseudonym
  • Dr. David Lampe, who is working with his students on ways to manipulate the microorganisms that colonize mosquitoes
  • Dr. Michael Jensen-Seaman, received an NIH grant to study the potential influence of sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV, on the evolution of various proteins in humans and great apes


With an average class size of 28 students and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, professors know their students by name, invite them to participate in research projects and assist them in securing internships.