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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

  • 207 full-time faculty members in 2020-21.
  • 95% of Carleton faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • 27% identify themselves ethnic minorities or of two or more races.
  • 1:8 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.