Through Roanoke’s faculty of approximately 135 full-time members, the student can make fruitful contact with a whole new world of learning and educational experiences. Over 90 percent of our faculty hold the earned doctorate or the highest degree in their area of expertise. Faculty members have published works on various subjects – French, statistics, history, political science, physical sciences, biology, business administration – and have been involved in such projects as teaching astronauts to operate the Apollo Launch Escape System, consulting with state and local governments, working with area minority business people, developing a neural network based tracking algorithm used in U.S. Navy aircraft, and continuing dissertation research in various fields.

Close relationships between the faculty and students are possible. An advisor is assigned to newly enrolled freshmen or undeclared transfer students during the summer pre-registration process. Students with a declared major are assigned to faculty in their department.