Lake Forest Faculty

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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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    George Koppelman, a rare-book dealer who believes he purchased William Shakespeare’s personal dictionary on eBay, will speak on campus at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 20.
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    The famed Chicago Humanities Festival has partnered with Lake Forest College to mark the 100th birthday of Beat icon William S. Burroughs, America’s “most audacious writer.”
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    Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Music Education Scott Edgar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Melissa Grady earned the only research-presenter spots at the 2015 Illinois Music Education Conference.

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    Chicago magazine named Curbside Splendor Publishing—headed up by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacob Knabb—the “Best Indie Book Publisher” of 2014.

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    Bailey Donnally, Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, Emeritus, passed away the morning of Friday, October 17 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
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    Professor of History Emeritus Michael Ebner, in an online article, notes the ways in which baseball was an “agent of social change” in post-WWII America.
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    Pioneer Press featured English Department lecturer Rebecca Makkai and her new novel, “The Hundred-Year House.”
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    The local news website, GazeboNews, featured a story on the Tibetan monks visit to campus.
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    The Chicago Tribune featured Professor Donnally, emeriti physics professor, who was elected an Honorary Fellow, the highest honor bestowed by the Photographic Society of America.
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    Hundreds of Lake Forest College students, staff and visitors watched Tibetan monks create and destroy a sand mandala in a rare on-campus event.