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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.

Recent News About our Faculty

  • Margot Schwalbe

    Interested in biology at an early age, Margot Schwalbe joined the biology department at Lake Forest College to share her passion for the inner workings of animal physiology and behavior.

  • Professor Jason Cody had an opportunity in Africa that was picked up by the national Fulbright program and shared on Twitter.
    Professor of Chemistry Jason Cody, on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at Université Hassan II, Mohammedia in Morocco, continued his explorations of renewable energy while serving on the jury of the first-ever Solar Decathlon Africa.
  • Enrique Treviño (right) pictured with his team math olympiad team from Mexico. 

    Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño participated in the IbernoAmerican Mathematical Olympiad as coach of the Mexican team, winning third place out of the 23 countries that participated. That same week, he was honored by Lathisms, an organization dedicated to honoring mathematicians of the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

  • Gizella Meneses signs copies of her new book.
    Professor of Spanish, Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Chair of Latin American and Latinx Studies Gizella Meneses presented her newly released book Ellas cuentan: Antología de Crime Fiction por latinoamericanas en EEUU in New York City at the Feria Internacional del Libro.
  • Ahmad Sadri (center) with music virtuosos Yo-Yo Ma (left), and Keyhan Kalhor after a performance of "Heroes Take Thei...
    Ahmad Sadri, along with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, challenges cultural and racial tensions with their modern take on world mythology.
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    A research paper on muscle activity in swimming bluegill sunfish, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Margot Schwalbe, has been published in Scientific Reports.
  • Shubhik DebBurman
    Shubhik DebBurman was named a 2019 Researcher To Know by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition. The list includes 21 researchers from Illinois colleges and universities who have made a significant impact in their field.
  • Poet Lois Baer rides a CTA Red Line "L" train in Chicago on Sept. 12, 2019. She finds inspiration on the
    Associate Professor of Spanish, Emerita Lois Barr, an award-winning poet, was featured in the Chicago Tribune for creating poetry inspired by her commute on the “L,” Chicago’s elevated trains.
  • DeJuran Richardson
    Ernest H. Volwiler Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science DeJuran Richardson gave the keynote address at the 2019 Pipeline into Biostatistics symposium held at the Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Jacquelynn Popp

    Assistant Professor of Education Jacquelynn Popp is facilitating a yearlong professional development network with six Chicagoland middle school social studies teachers. The network teachers collaborate in developing and implementing curriculum to foster their students’ social justice historical literacies.