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.
- 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.
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.
“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
Faculty Highlight: Joel Weisberg
One of professor Joel Weisberg's projects has been launched into an orbit that may last for billions of years. Weisberg, an astronomer, created a time map that is attached to EchoStar XVI, which launched from a pad in Kazakhstan into outer space. The artifact will remain in the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit in virtual perpetuity. Read more.
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.
Faculty Highlight: Kathryn Steed
Using a 3-D modeling program, Professor Kathryn Steed and classical languages major Caitlin Staab created a virtual Roman Forum to aid students’ understanding of this historical setting. Learn more.