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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


K Faculty do more!

K Professor Co-Edits ‘Computational Neurology and Psychiatry’

Computational Neurology and Psychiatry Péter Érdi is the co-editor of a new book titled “Computational Neurology and Psychiatry.” He also is the co-author — along with two K alumni, Takumi Matsuzawa ’16 and Tibin John ’15 — of a paper included in that book. … Continue reading

Bibliographer Honored, Shares the Story of the Vodka Plant

JoeFugate The Modern Language Association’s MLA Field Bibliographer Newsletter includes a profile of a Distinguished Indexer who is none other than Kalamazoo College’s own Joe Fugate, professor emeritus of German studies and director emeritus of the Center for International Programs. Indexers … Continue reading

Imagination Celebration

StoriesThree “The Stories They Tell,” Visiting Instructor of Art Danny Kim’s documentary film about the Co-Authorship Project of Woodward Elementary School and Kalamazoo College, is an official selection of the Made in Michigan Film Festival (Frankenmuth, Michigan). It will screen on … Continue reading

“backyard song”

DiSeussArticle Writer in Residence Diane Seuss has published a poem, “backyard song,” in the February issue of Poetry Magazine. Di’s poem is part of a group of a recently devised poetic form known as the Golden Shovel, an homage to the … Continue reading

Beloved English Professor and Poet Dies

Conrad HillberryTHUMB In a speech he gave in 1987, Professor Emeritus of English Conrad Hilberry said,”When I think of poems that I am especially drawn to, I find they often have a silence, a mystery at the center.” Today Con is that … 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


Wessam Abdelaziz Language
Patrick Ahern Philosophy
Carol Anderson Religion, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Kathleen P. Ansaldi Mathematics
Hannah Apps Economics and Business
Tom Askew Physics
Scott Bade English
Tiffany D. Ball Women, Gender, and Sexuality
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
Drew Billings Religion
Rebekah Blesing Art and Art History
Karyn Boatwright Psychology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Beau Bothwell Music
Alyce Brady Computer Science
Lisa Brock History
Roselee Bundy Japanese, East Asian Studies
Cynthia Carosella Spanish Language and Literature
Christina B. Carroll History
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 Pillar French Language and Literature
Kyla Day Psychology
John Dugas Political Science, International and Area Studies
Larissa Dugas French Language and Literature
Jennifer Einspahr Political Science, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Amy Elman Political Science, Women, Gender, and Sexuality , International and Area Studies
Anne Engh Biology
Peter Erdi Physics, Biological Physics, Psychology, Neuroscience
Angela Erdman German Studies
Thomas Evans Music
Ryan Fong English
Alicia J. Frantz Chemistry
Ann Fraser Biology
Dennis Frost History, East Asian Studies
Jennifer R. Furchak Chemistry
Laura Furge Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chunfang Gao Chinese
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 Critical Ethnic Studies
Bryan Goyings Physical Education
Gary Gregg 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 Religion
Jennifer Langeland Psychology
Jim Langeland Biology
Christopher Latiolais Philosophy
Charlene Boyer Lewis History, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
James Lewis History
Kyle C. Lincoln History
Sarah Lindley Art and Art History
Brittany Liu Psychology
Aman Luthra Anthropology and Sociology
Katie MacLean Spanish Language and Literature
Amy MacMillan Economics and Business
Elizabeth Manwell Classics, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Michael A. McDonald Mathematics
Liz McDowell Biological Physics, Physics
Ed Menta Theatre Arts
Katherine Miller Physical Education
Bruce Mills English
Timothy Moffit Economics and Business
Blaine Moore Biology, Biological Physics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
Simona Moti German Studies
Andrew Mozina English
Mark Murphy Physical Education
James Nemiroff Spanish Language and Literature
Amy Newday Writing
Matthew Newman Classics
Sabine Noellgen German Studies
Eric Nordmoe Mathematics
Stephen Oloo Mathematics
Ariana Orozco German Studies
Michael Ott Physical Education
Jennifer Perry Psychology
Taylor Petrey Religion, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Zaide Pixley Music
Lanny Potts Theatre Arts
Vincent Redko Physical Education
Jon Reeves Theatre Arts
Tom Rice Art and Art History
Mark J. Riley Physical Education
Ellen Robertson Chemistry
Maria Romero-Eshuis Spanish Language and Literature
Melanie Rushing Physical Education
Santiago Salinas Biology
Shanna Salinas English
Adam Schumaker Music
Diane Seuss English
Lumumba Shabazz Physical Education
Babli Sinha English, Film and 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
Katerina Stefatos Political Science, International and Area Studies
Joanna H. Steinhauser Music
Regina Stevens-Truss Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Charles Stull Economics and Business
Noriko Sugimori Japanese, East Asian Studies
Siu-Lan Tan Psychology
Sara Tanis Biology
Bram L. Ten Berge Classics
Matthew Thomann Anthropology and Sociology
Jan Tobochnik Physics, Biological Physics
Jim Turner Music
Enid Valle Spanish Language and Literature, International and Area Studies
Francisco J. Villegas Anthropology and Sociology
Heather Vinson Art and Art History
Sining Wang Economics and Business
Bianca Washington Theatre Arts
Samanthi J. Wickramarachchi Physics
Dwight Williams Chemistry
Amanda Wollenberg Biology
Michael Wollenberg Biology
Jason Yost English
Mikela Zhezha-Thaumanavar Spanish Language and Literature
Jamie Zorbo Physical Education