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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.

  • 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
  • Andy Flory

    Faculty Highlight: Andy Flory

    Music professor Andy Flory is often told he has one of the best jobs in academia. Teaching classes on Bob Dylan and the Beatles tends to place one in pretty cool company. Learn more.

  • Melissa Eblen-Zayas

    Faculty Highlight: Melissa Eblen-Zayas

    Being the face of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching has allowed Melissa Eblen-Zayas to think about campus engagement with newfound intentionality. Learn more.

  • Matt Whited watches over students in the Carleton science research lab.

    Faculty Highlight: Matt Whited

    For Matt Whited, science is ultimately about asking questions—not always answering them. After all, there’s an entire periodic table to play with, so the opportunities for critical inquiry are endless. Learn more.