The Herron School of Art and Design faculty is made up of artists, designers, and scholars engaged in the integrated activities of teaching and research. Faculty in the school believe a high level of professional activity not only enhances teaching, but also provides students with models upon which to pattern their own careers.

The faculty is consistently recognized with awards, commissions, exhibitions, and publications, both regionally and nationally. The expertise of the Herron faculty is further extended by a program of visiting artists and lecturers from the Indianapolis community and beyond.