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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

  • 210 full-time faculty members in 2018-19.
  • 92% of Carleton faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • 27% 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
  • 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.

  • Tsegaye Nega (center) and colleagues test fuel-efficient rocket stoves

    Faculty Highlight: Tsegaye Nega

    Tsegaye Nega used to watch helplessly as Carleton students struggled to make sense of the needs in Ethiopia during off-campus study trips. Now, he's aiming to give back. Learn more.

  • Amy Csizmar Dalal

    Faculty Highlight: Amy Csizmar Dalal

    Amy Csizmar Dalal's freshman seminar asks students to think about the implications of all the information they have at their fingertips. “Not just how they interact with technology, but how technology shapes them. How can we make technology work better for people?” Learn more.