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.

  • The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College was named a “Best Emerging Program” by the nation’s leading academic entrepreneur organization. 
  • Associate Professor of Spanish Gizella Meneses’ film Intergenerational Stories on Linguistic Identity: Abuelas, Hijas, Niet@s was accepted to the 2017 Illinois International Film Festival.
  • Trained in translation, Denise Kripper worked as both a translator and interpreter for years. She loved what she did so much, she earned her PhD so that she could share her passion for literature, cultural studies, and translation with others.
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the effects of a 30 percent increase in the cost of Cubs tickets on the fan base.
  • Professor of English Robert Archambeau was interviewed by The Huffington Post for National Poetry Month.
  • She’s inspired by graphic novels when creating handouts for her philosophy classes, has two dogs, and lives on campus. Jennifer Jhun is the newest faculty member in the Department of Philosophy.
  • Students learned about and sampled religiously significant foods from a variety of cultures and created their own mandala during an event sponsored by the Department of Religion on March 23.

  • Associate Professor of Religion Benjamin Zeller was tapped as an expert in a San Diego Union-Tribune article on the 20th anniversary of the Heaven’s Gate suicides.
  • As he works his way through California’s nature areas chasing wildflowers “the world over,” Glenn Adelson reports close encounters with jumping chollas, pollinating yucca moths, and scorpioid cyme.

  • It looks almost good enough to eat, like an exquisite confectionary at a high-end chocolatier. But this delectable chocolate lily is one of Glenn Adelson’s latest finds on his year-long search for wildflowers.