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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.

  • Professor of Philosophy Janet McCracken honored with the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence
    Professor of Philosophy Janet McCracken receives the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s 140th Commencement ceremony on May 12.
  • Rebecca Graff
    At the Class of 2018’s Senior Honors Convocation, two professors were awarded the prestigious William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff was one of the recipients.
  • Professor of Environmental Science, Brian McCammack
    At the 2018 Senior Convocation, two professors were awarded the prestigious William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise. Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Brian McCammack was one of the recipients.
  • Judy Dozier

    The Class of 2018 honored retiring Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier with the Great Teacher Award for 2018 during Senior Honors Convocation held May 11 at First Presbyterian Church.

  • Ahmad Sadri
    Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri was featured on WBEZ’s Worldview on May 8 to discuss the prospects of decertifying the nuclear deal with Iran. 
  • Faculty and staff all came out to celebrate the retirement’s of    Jim Cubit, Judy Dozier, Anne Houde, Dou...
    Faculty and staff gathered in Calvin Durand Hall to celebrate the careers of Director of Library and Information Technology Jim Cubit, Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier, Foster G. and Mary W. McGaw Professor in the Life Sciences Anne Houde, Laurence R. Lee Family Professor of Biology Doug Light, Professor of French Jean-Luc Garneau, and Professor of Economics and Business Les Dlabay as they retire.
  • KJZZ's The Show
    Associate Professor of Religion Ben Zeller was interviewed by KJZZ’s “The Show” about the importance of faith, religion, and cults in American pop culture.
  • Mitch Paliga performs with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
    Senior Lecturer in Music Mitch Paliga recently traveled to Puerto Rico to perform with the Lt. Dan Band at a benefit concert to raise awareness of Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery needs.
  • Hotchkiss Celebration of Faculty Scholarship 2018
    Faculty and staff gathered to honor the published and creative work of the College’s distinguished faculty during the annual Sue and Gene Hotchkiss Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on April 17 in the Donnelly and Lee Library.
  • The Adulting Manual
    What skills does a young person need in order to transition successfully to adulthood in the United States? That is the question that Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers and 80 Lake Forest College students aim to answer in the Adulting Manual, a compendium of advice gleaned by interviewing professionals at different stages of their careers and analyzing their answers.