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.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer kicked off Hamline University’s “Social Justice Week” with an invited talk on climate justice, his area of research expertise. 
  • Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Anne Thomason organized, chaired, and spoke on the “Celebrating Unusual Archival Collaborations” panel at the Midwest Archives Conference in Milwaukee.
  • Chair of Education Rachel Ragland and teacher education candidates Luz Herrera ’16 and Tonny Avila ’15 MAT ’16 served as ambassadors representing Lake Forest College at the April 15 Project LEAD Spring Summit held in Chicago and sponsored by the Center for Success at Associated Colleges of Illinois.
  • Ann Maine, a senior lecturer in biology, was an event supervisor at the Illinois Science Olympiad competition, where she wrote the exam for “Disease Detectives,” an epidemiology event.
  • Cynthia Hahn, professor of French, celebrates the publication of her fourth novel translation, The Man of All Silences, by Lebanese author Ezza Agha Malak.

  • More than 50 faculty and staff attended the second annual Sue and Gene Hotchkiss Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on April 19. The event was an impressive testament to the remarkable scholarly productivity of the faculty. “I want to commend you all,” Gene Hotchkiss told the group during the late afternoon gathering. “Scholarship is what distinguishes us from other colleges.”
  • Professor of Spanish David George was invited to give an address at the conference Brazil BRASA XIII at Brown University on April 1. The title of his talk was: “Nelson Rodrigues: Toda Nudez Será Castigada.”

  • Professor of French Cynthia Hahn interviewed Dr. Ezza Agha Malak, a Lebanese writer, for the Alliance Française of Chicago, “Salon du livre francophone” on March 19.
  • Stewart Foley wrote an article on asset management in the insurance industry, which was printed in the March 2016 issue of Best’s Review.
  • David Yuen, professor of mathematics, gave a research talk titled “Modularity in Degree Two” at the Number Theory Seminar at the University of Hawaii in March.