The faculty at Claflin University are highly qualified scholars in their respective fields. Nearly 80 percent of them have terminal degrees, and they have extensive teaching and research experience. Claflin takes pride in the caliber of talented educators who are committed to training our students to become visionary leaders in an ever-changing, highly competitive global society. Since 1996, four Claflin faculty members have been named Governor's Professors of the Year in the state of South Carolina. Because our faculty remain abreast of cutting-edge developments in their fields, they pass along that knowledge to their students who, after graduation, go on to attend some of the nation's top graduate schools and thrive in their chosen professional fields.