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"Because I pursued my undergraduate and graduate education in large state university systems, I appreciate the special ethos that characterizes a liberal arts college. In particular, I enjoy the smaller class sizes, the student-teacher relationships that can develop, and the unique opportunities for personal and intellectual growth that we provide our students." -John Dugas, Associate Professor of Political Science


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People in the News: RoboLobsterman, K Streeter, Top Baker…and a beloved professor

Lisa Ludwinski ''''06 (left), Young Gun top baker Read all about it! These members of the Kalamazoo College community are People in the News! Dan Blustein ’06 earned his Ph.D. degree in January from Northeastern University in Boston where he helped to build and perfect a robotic lobster … Continue reading

Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz is the new Kurt D. Kaufman Chair at Kalamazoo College

Professor of Chemistry and Kurt D. Kaufman Chair Jeff Bartz with some of his students. Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey Bartz, Ph.D., is Kalamazoo College’s new Kurt D. Kaufman Chair. His appointment—made at the recommendation of Provost Mickey McDonald and confirmed by the College’s board of trustees—becomes effective July 1, 2015, and runs through June 30, … Continue reading

Hornets and Bears, Oh My!

rowlersThumb Kalamazoo College poet (and professor emeritus of English) Conrad Hilberry once wrote a poem about kids playing sandlot baseball, noting that, after a hit, the run from home to (hopefully) home again was counterclockwise—in other words: against time, a circle-sprint … Continue reading

Exposure Pathways

indleyInstallationTHUMB Associate Professor of Art Sarah Lindley was interviewed by WMUK about her installation “Exposure Pathways.” Sarah is the creator of one part of a three-part art installation taking place in the former Plainwell Paper Mill. “Exposure Pathways” appears with “After … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College Receives 87 Entries from 22 Countries and 18 States for 2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership

GP_MAP_FINAL 5.0 Kalamazoo College has received 87 entries from 22 countries to its 2015 Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership. Entry deadline for the juried competition was April 17. Ten finalists will be announced in early July and vie for a … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College’s faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong learning, career readiness, intercultural understanding, social responsibility, and leadership.

  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 102 full-time faculty members
  • 92 percent hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent
  • 69 percent are tenured
  • 56 percent are women

K is committed to building a diverse faculty that reflects our ever diversifying student body and the diversity of the world around us.

At Kalamazoo College, student-faculty interaction goes beyond the classroom to include working together on research projects, college committees, and community projects. The connections students and faculty form last well beyond graduation.

Alphabetical List of Faculty


Patrick Ahern Philosophy
Carol Anderson Religion, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Kari Anderson Chemistry
Hannah Apps Economics and Business
Tom Askew Physics
Joseph Bangura History, African Studies, International and Area Studies
Espelencia Baptiste Anthropology and Sociology
David Barclay History
Eric Barth Mathematics
Jeffrey Bartz Chemistry
Robert Batsell Psychology, Neuroscience
Justin Berry Political Science, American Studies
Karen Berthel Theatre Arts, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Karyn Boatwright Psychology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Beau Bothwell Music
Alyce Brady Computer Science
Katherine Brion Art and Art History
Lisa Brock History
Joe Brockington German Studies
Roselee Bundy Japanese, East Asian Studies
Cynthia Carosella Spanish Language and Literature
Max G. Cherem Philosophy, International and Area Studies
Madeline Chu Chinese, East Asian Studies
Arthur Cole Physics
Candace B. Combs
Kiran Cunningham Anthropology and Sociology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Pam Cutter Computer Science
Violene Cuvillier French Language and Literature
Kyla Day Psychology
Margaret DeRitter English
Shannon M. Dion History
Eric Dougal Physical Education
John Dugas Political Science, International and Area Studies
Larissa Dugas French Language and Literature
Richard J. Edwards Physics
Jennifer Einspahr Political Science, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Amy Elman Political Science, Women, Gender, and Sexuality , International and Area Studies
Lars Enden Philosophy
Anne Engh Biology
Peter Erdi Physics, Biological Physics, Psychology, Neuroscience
Angela Erdman German Studies
Todd J. Espeland Theatre Arts
Thomas Evans Music
John Fink Mathematics
Samuel Flores Classics
Ryan Fong English
Ann Fraser Biology
Dennis Frost History, East Asian Studies
Jennifer R. Furchak Chemistry
Laura Furge Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Shreena N. Gandhi Religion
Adriana Garriga-Lopez Anthropology and Sociology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality , Critical Theory Concentration, Community and Global Health
Alison Geist Community and Global Health
Menelik Geremew Economics and Business
Binney Girdler Biology, Environmental Studies
Reid Gómez Interdisciplinary
Bryan Goyings Physical Education
Gary Gregg Psychology
Selin Gulgoz Psychology
Anne Haeckl Classics
Christine Hahn Art and Art History
Jeffrey Haus History, Religion, Jewish Studies
Marin Heinritz English, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Jeanne Hess Physical Education
Yue Hong Chinese, East Asian Studies, International and Area Studies
Autumn B. Hostetter Psychology
Gerry Howser Computer Science
Patrik Hultberg Economics and Business
Ahmed Hussen Economics and Business, Environmental Studies
Michele Intermont Mathematics
Amelia Katanski English
Elaine Kauffman Theatre Arts
Diane Kiino Community and Global Health
Daniel Kim Art and Art History
Carolyn Koebel Music
Andrew Koehler Music
Richard Koenig Art and Art History
Sarah Koenig-Sabella Religion
Maksim Kokushkin Anthropology and Sociology
Amy Lane Anthropology and Sociology
Jennifer Langeland Psychology
Jim Langeland Biology
Christopher Latiolais Philosophy
Charlene Boyer Lewis History, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
James Lewis History
Sarah Lindley Art and Art History
Brittany Liu Psychology
Katie MacLean Spanish Language and Literature
Amy MacMillan Economics and Business
Elizabeth Manwell Classics, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Arturo Marquez Spanish Language and Literature
Michael A. McDonald Mathematics
Liz McDowell Biological Physics, Physics
Economics and Business
Ed Menta Theatre Arts
Katherine Miller Physical Education
Valerie Miller Theatre Arts
Kathleen Milliken Physical Education
Bruce Mills English
Timothy Moffit Economics and Business
Blaine Moore Biology, Biological Physics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
Simona Moti German Studies
Soichiro Motohashi Japanese
Andrew Mozina English
Mark Murphy Physical Education
Amy Newday Writing
Matthew Newman Religion
Eric Nordmoe Mathematics
Stephen Oloo Mathematics
Michael Ott Physical Education
Olasope Oyelaran
Jennifer Perry Psychology
Taylor Petrey Religion, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Zaide Pixley Music
Lanny Potts Theatre Arts
Jon Reeves Theatre Arts
Tom Rice Art and Art History
Mark J. Riley Physical Education
Maria Romero-Eshuis Spanish Language and Literature
Luciana Rua-Weaver Spanish Language and Literature
Santiago Salinas Biology
Shanna Salinas English
Adam Schumaker Music
Diane Seuss English
Lumumba Shabazz Physical Education
Babli Sinha English, Media Studies
Greg Slough Chemistry
Amy Smith English, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Kathleen White Smith French Language and Literature
Kristen Smith Physical Education
Thomas Smith Chemistry
Diomedes Solano-Rabago Spanish Language and Literature
Jan Solberg French Language and Literature
Michael Sosulski German Studies, Media Studies
Paul Sotherland
Joanna H. Steinhauser Music
Regina Stevens-Truss Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Charles Stull Economics and Business
Noriko Sugimori Japanese, East Asian Studies
Anna Swank Language
Melanie Sympson Art and Art History
Siu-Lan Tan Psychology
Jan Tobochnik Physics, Biological Physics
Jim Turner Music
Enid Valle Spanish Language and Literature
Emilia Ward Physical Education
Bianca Washington Theatre Arts
Janelle Werner Women, Gender, and Sexuality , History
Dwight Williams Chemistry
Amanda Wollenberg Biology
Michael Wollenberg Biology
Christina Woolner Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Jason Yost English
Mikela Zhezha-Thaumanavar Spanish Language and Literature
Jamie Zorbo Physical Education