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Our Faculty

All great colleges have notable faculty. Carleton professors rise to the top because they focus first on teaching students. As respected scholars, scientists, artists, and researchers they’re at the forefront of their fields, but it is in the classroom that they truly shine. They value questioning and curiosity, collaboration and teamwork, experimentation and reflection—creating a vital, distinctive learning community for students and teachers alike.

faculty at commencement

Faculty Facts

  • 212 full-time faculty members in 2017-18.
  • 92% of Carleton faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • 28% identify themselves ethnic minorities or of two or more races.
  • 1:9 faculty to student ratio.

Faculty Scholarship

Carleton faculty engage in a dynamic range of research and scholarship, individually and in collaboration with other faculty or students. Their scholarship is supported by internal and external grants, as well as ongoing academic initiatives.

Recent Carleton faculty scholarship & academic achievements.

  • I’m the kind of student who wants a little more attention from professors. I value that relationship. It’s why I feel comfortable in class. I know I can go to see them during office hours. They’ll know my name, tell me how I’m doing. I can also ask as many questions as I want. That relationship exists here.
    Kifaya Taha ’17
  • Mari Ortiz ’13 with professor Adriana Estill

    Faculty Highlight: Adriana Estill

    Professor Adriana Estill collaborated with American Studies major Mari Ortiz on a summer research project examining he connections between Latina beauty and cultural identity, one of nine student research assistantships funded by the Carleton Humanities Center. Learn more.

  • Chérif Keïta and Ela Gandhi

    Faculty Highlight: Cherif Keita

    Chérif Keïta’s visit to Freedom Park in South Africa in summer 2017 marked the end of a 17-year journey through the country’s history. Learn more.

  • Stephan Zweifel

    Faculty Highlight: Stephan Zweifel

    Whether he’s in the genetics lab or on the tennis court, Stephan Zweifel often uses humor to get his point across. The Voice alumni magazine caught up with the ever-quotable Zweifel for his take on combining the roles of professor and coach. Learn more.