Can primary instructional faculty have a terminal degree in a field other than what they are instructing in or in an area different from the concentration offered?

In general, faculty qualifications are subject to the peer-review process. The criteria evaluate faculty qualifications based on the totality of an individual’s education and experience. This means a primary instructional faculty member (or any type of faculty) may have a degree in a discipline other than the area of instruction but be appropriate because of substantial knowledge and/or experience gained outside of academia.