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.

  • David Fernandez-Diaz loved sharing his love of Spanish literature, culture, and history with students over the past academic year, and embraces the College’s liberal arts philosophy.
  • Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade weighs in on on the economic risks of Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics bid in two publications.
  • Professor Emerita of Politics Ghada Hashem Talhami’s new book, American Presidents and Jerusalem, has been published.
  • Fascinated by his first finance class and propelled by the global economic crisis, Assistant Professor of Finance Muris Hadzic joined the faculty of Lake Forest College this year with the goal to make a difference in the next generation of financial leaders.
  • An article by Emeritus College Archivist Arthur Miller was published in a new book on Warren H. Manning, a Lake Forest College landscape architect and campus planner.
  • This past weekend, Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer worked with a team of Lake Forest College students and recent alums to conduct survey research at the People’s Climate March in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
  • Associate Professor of Biology Sean Menke was interviewed by WBBM Newsradio about urban ant communities.
  • 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.