Lake Forest Faculty

Lake Forest College faculty members are first and foremost teachers and mentors focused on their students’ success. The resources of nearby Chicago advance their intellectual goals and enhance their teaching. They also regularly publish books and articles and conduct research with students. Read their stories below.

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    A camera crew interviewed Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Menke speaking about the incredible power of ants in a video that will coincide with the July 17 release of Ant-Man, the film based on the Marvel comics character.
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    The liberal arts education is a unique American tradition. Dr. Ahmad Sadri believes it’s important and under appreciated, and not far from the ways of Socrates. Watch his TEDx Talk on “Learning as a Vocation” or read the transcript.
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    Their ballpark is 101 years old and their championship drought is 107.
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    More than three dozen prairie wildflowers were planted in Revery Prairie on Middle Campus on a sunny afternoon in May.
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    Two professors rose to the artistic challenge and created Modern Business Machines, a collage video inspired by the Goodman Theatre play, stop.reset.

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    On May 1, the Harvey Mudd College community honored its first and only dean of the College and its first full-time dean of students, Eugene Hotchkiss III—former Lake Forest College president.
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    A.B. Dick Professor of Economics Robert Baade was interviewed by Washington D.C.-based reporter Nancy Marshall regarding race and riots for a story on the radio show, Marketplace.  
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    James P. Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri spoke on the need for a liberal arts education in a Lake Forest High School TED-style talk on April 16.
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    Sound bites from an interview with Assistant Professor of Religion Ben Zeller about Easter and its traditions was run multiple times on WGN-Radio over the holiday.