Lake Forest Faculty

Lake Forest College faculty members are first and foremost teachers and mentors focused on their students’ success. The resources of nearby Chicago advance their intellectual goals and enhance their teaching. They also regularly publish books and articles and conduct research with students. Read their stories below.

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    James P. Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri spoke on the need for a liberal arts education in a Lake Forest High School TED-style talk on April 16.
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    Sound bites from an interview with Assistant Professor of Religion Ben Zeller about Easter and its traditions was run multiple times on WGN-Radio over the holiday.
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    Faculty members, billed as The Muttering Sickness, have released a new collage album called The Last Days of Radio, from the poet Anne Waldman’s record label, Fast-Speaking Music.
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    Associate Professor of Education, Emerita Shelley Sherman is the 2015 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division of Teaching and Teacher Education Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education.
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    Professor of English Davis Schneiderman will present his talk, “Have We Stayed Too Long at the Fair?: 1893 in Photographs,” at the Union League Club in Chicago on Wednesday, April 8.

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    WBEZ Worldview turned to Ahmad Sadri, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, for his insight on the Iran nuclear talks.
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    Associate Professor of Education, Emerita Shelley Sherman will present her paper, “Nurturing Joyfulness in Teacher Education,” at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 16–20.

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    Assistant Professor of Religion Ben Zeller leads a project that uses technology in a student-centered classroom.
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    Lecturer in Music Helen Bond was honored with the 2015 Jack Benny Arts and Humanities Award as a percussionist, teacher, storyteller, and humanitarian who works to bring clean water to people in Guinea, West Africa.