The F&M faculty comprises not only accomplished teachers but also renowned scholars who are active in their fields of expertise. Professors conduct groundbreaking research on campus and around the world, earn prestigious fellowships and grant awards, and collaborate with F&M students and alumni. They engage local community partners and work together to meet challenges in Lancaster City and the surrounding county. They publish peer-reviewed articles, book manuscripts, novels, essays, and collections of poetry. They exhibit artwork and perform in concert halls and theatres nationally and internationally. F&M is a hub not only for learning but for knowledge creation and creativity, where ideas and discoveries drive academic life in and out of the classroom.