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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.

  • We all have the same goal: doing what's best for our students. This frames what we do and maintains the collegiality between everyone.
    Marty Baylor, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, left, enjoys a meal with her students in Peru.

    Faculty Highlight: Constanza Ocampo-Raeder

    Constanza Ocampo-Raeder’s summer research trip to Peru gave her insight on how to juggle family with work — and how to trust ambitious Carleton students to get plenty done. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • Matt Whited watches over students in the Carleton science research lab.

    Faculty Highlight: Matt Whited

    For Matt Whited, science is ultimately about asking questions—not always answering them. After all, there’s an entire periodic table to play with, so the opportunities for critical inquiry are endless. Learn more.