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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 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
  • Al Montero

    Faculty Highlight: Alfred Montero

    You won’t find Al Montero giving a personal opinion about politics in his classroom. Spirited dialogue and differing viewpoints — absolutely. But his own thoughts? Nah, he’d much rather play devil’s advocate or promote diverse reading material to keep students “constantly questioning.” 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.

  • 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.