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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.

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Faculty Facts

  • 218 full-time faculty members in 2015-16.
  • 93% of Carleton faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • 24% 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 learned of Carleton in grad school--so many fellow grad students were from this little Minnesota college. I was so impressed with these Carls that I knew it was where I wanted to teach.
    Sam Patterson, Professor of Mathematics
  • Andy Flory

    Faculty Highlight: Andy Flory

    “No one goes into college thinking ‘I’m going to be a musicologist,’ ” says assistant professor of music Andy Flory. “It’s a field you tend to stumble into.” Flory’s stumbling led him to become an expert on Motown great Marvin Gaye. 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.

  • Cherif Keita

    Faculty Highlight: Cherif Keita

    Professor Chérif Keïta's documentary film, "Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa" unearthed a little-known connection between the South African resistance movement and Carleton's own hometown of Northfield, Minnesota. Learn more.