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.

  • 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.
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was quoted at length about the art of being a grown up in Quartz, the online subsidiary of The Atlantic Magazine.
  • The niche online news service,, covered the launch of a new information service by Lecturer in Finance Stewart Foley’s financial consulting firm, Insurance AUM.
  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff will be quoted Wednesday, March 1, on the “Ask Geoffrey” segment of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.
  • “Coming Full Circle: Using Program Alumni as Cooperating Teachers for the Next Generation of Student Teachers,” research by Professor of Education Rachel Ragland, has been published in Cogent Education.
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was tapped for her research on adulthood.
  • 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.”