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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’m the kind of student who wants a little more attention from professors. I value that relationship. It’s why I feel comfortable in class. I know I can go to see them during office hours. They’ll know my name, tell me how I’m doing. I can also ask as many questions as I want. That relationship exists here.
    Kifaya Taha ’17
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.