Academics

Lake Forest Faculty

Lake Forest College faculty are teachers and mentors who are singularly focused on their students’ success. As experts in their field, faculty regularly publish books and articles and conduct research with students. And they use Chicago as a living classroom.

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies Glenn Adelson is traversing the globe in search of native wildflowers that he can photograph, identify, and post on Instagram to transform the way he—and the rest of the world—teaches botany.
  • Professor of Music Don Meyer presents at a “Members’ Talk” at the Chicago History Museum on March 7th, 6 p.m., about his Digital Chicago project on “Souvenir Music from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.”

  • The media covered Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers and her students who led Lake Forest residents in a planning session for the City of Lake Forest Strategic Plan on February 7.
  • France 24, an international TV channel based in Paris, recently interviewed Rob Baade via Skype, about Paris 2024 and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games.
  • Professor Ahmad Sadri was quoted in an article regarding the ban on immigration from seven Muslim nations.
  • The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College ranked in the top three finalists as the “Best Emerging Program” by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
  • Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier’s short story “Kenny’s Friend” and her artist statement were published in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks.
  • Ahmad Sadri was interviewed on Worldview, Chicago’s National Public Radio station’s highly regarded noon discussion.

  • The American Sociological Association recently invited Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer to write a piece on the election and the issue of climate change for their monthly newsletter.

  • Ann Maine, a senior lecturer in the biology department, was re-elected president of the Lake County Forest Preserve District for a fourth consecutive term.