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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!

Philosophy Professor Awarded Research Fellowship

axCherem Max Cherem ’04, assistant professor of philosophy, was one of four persons in the country honored with the prestigious Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year. Max will spend next year at Duke University working in … Continue reading

The (Busy) Life of a Writer

euss_diane_2013 The New Yorker magazine has accepted for publication a poem by Kalamazoo College Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78. The poem is expected to appear in the fall. Many other good things happening relative to Di’s writing. Her third book of poems, … Continue reading

Adding Voice to VISIONS

isionsThumb A committee of six faculty and staff members is offering a three-part multicultural training titled “VISIONS + Voices,” which is open to all Kalamazoo College employees. The sessions build upon diversity training offered in previous years to faculty and staff … Continue reading

Un-COMMONS Learning

earningCommonsThumb Kalamazoo College’s ‘Learning Commons’ had its grand opening on Thursday, April 9. The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of Upjohn Library and is all about students helping other students raise their academic achievement. Amy Newday, director of … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College President Announces Retirement

ileen President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran today announced her retirement from Kalamazoo College, effective June 30, 2016. She made the announcement at the College’s spring term all-campus gathering, a meeting of faculty and staff. President Wilson-Oyelaran was unanimously elected the 17th president … 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
Scott Bade English
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
Yolanda Brooks Biology
Roselee Bundy Japanese, East Asian Studies
Cynthia Carosella Spanish Language and Literature
Tyler Carrington German Studies
Max G. Cherem Philosophy, International and Area Studies
Madeline Chu Chinese, East Asian Studies
Karin Code Music
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
Shannon M. Dion History
Kevin Dodd Theatre Arts
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
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
Anne Haeckl Classics
Christine Hahn Art and Art History
Kaori Hatsumi Anthropology and Sociology
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
Tim Kailing Biology
Amelia Katanski English
Elaine Kauffman Theatre Arts
Diane Kiino Community and Global Health
Carolyn Koebel Music
Andrew Koehler Music
Richard Koenig Art and Art History
Maksim Kokushkin Anthropology and Sociology
William Kwon Economics and Business
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
Priya Mathew Chemistry
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
Mira Mohsini Women, Gender, and Sexuality , Anthropology and Sociology
Blaine Moore Biology, Biological Physics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
Simona Moti German Studies
Andrew Mozina English
Mark Murphy Physical Education
Amy Newday Writing
Eric Nordmoe 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
David C. Rhoa Economics and Business
Tom Rice Art and Art History
William Richardson
Mark J. Riley Physical Education
Maria Romero-Eshuis Spanish Language and Literature
Luciana Rua-Weaver Spanish Language and Literature
Shanna Salinas English
Diane Seuss English
Lumumba Shabazz Physical Education
Daniel Sievewright Mathematics
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
Dhera Strauss Art and Art History
Charles Stull Economics and Business
Noriko Sugimori Japanese, East Asian Studies
Siu-Lan Tan Psychology
Sara Tanis Biology
Jan Tobochnik Physics, Biological Physics
Leslie Tung Music
Jim Turner Music
Enid Valle Spanish Language and Literature
Emilia Ward Physical Education
Bianca Washington Theatre Arts
Janelle Werner Women, Gender, and Sexuality , History
David Wilson Physics
Amanda Wollenberg Biology
Michael Wollenberg Biology
Jason Yost English
Mikela Zhezha-Thaumanavar Spanish Language and Literature
Jamie Zorbo Physical Education
Rachel ten Haaf Spanish Language and Literature