According to students, the faculty is what makes Pacific special. Pacific professors defy the stereotypical notion of the college instructor. It's not their style to stand in front of a classroom and lecture for an hour. Instead, they push students to seek answers to their own questions; they open their homes to students; and they rearrange their schedules, all to give students the time and encouragement they need to thrive.
Standards of ExcellenceNo matter what their field of expertise, Pacific professors all share one common trait: their commitment to excellence in teaching. Pacific students have the advantage of working closely with some of the best minds in their fields - professors who have given their work a worldwide perspective.
The Heart of it All
Many students will tell you their professors are at the heart of a Pacific education. Fernando Sanchez '99, who now works for Nike, said Pacific professors really get to know their students well. "Pacific professors are amazing. Teaching is not just a job – it’s a commitment. I have long-term friendships with many of them."