Meet Our Faculty
At St. Lawrence, our faculty don’t just know you by your name, they know you by your passions, interests, and aspirations. They are your research partners, biggest supporters, and lifelong mentors who draw from their experiences and scholarly networks to help you think critically about the world around you, in and outside of the classroom.
Passionate, Dedicated Professors
Our faculty use their global expertise to discover new medications and forms of renewable energy, create internationally renowned artwork and performances, and examine complex theories to help facilitate change. They’re also outdoor enthusiasts, musicians, filmmakers, authors, and beekeepers who stay in touch long after you graduate from St. Lawrence.
With our tight-knit classrooms, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your professor. You might even get to collaborate with them on a research project, publish a journal, create a performance, display artwork, or travel around the globe on a faculty-led study abroad opportunity. Wherever your learning experiences may take you, our faculty are there to guide and support you.
Guiding Your Academic Adventure
At St. Lawrence, you’ll find a college experience that includes accessible, collaborative, and expert faculty who provide you with diverse and dynamic courses, projects, and research opportunities.
In the News
Our faculty’s expertise is put into action all around the globe and often featured in prominent media and higher education industry outlets including:
- The New York Times
- Washington Post
- USA Today
- Real Clear Politics
classes taught by teaching assistants–you'll learn directly from your faculty mentor
Of faculty hold highest degree in their field
Most Accessible Faculty
Princeton Review, 2023
Student to Faculty Ratio
Our faculty take your education beyond the classroom and lead a number of our signature off-campus study programs including:
- Adirondack Semester
- Bordeaux, France
- Kenya Semester Program
- Liberal Arts in New York City
- London First-Year Program (FYP)
- Sustainability Program
Full-time faculty members
“In addition to the warm welcome I received from the greater St. Lawrence community, it has truly been my faculty mentors who helped me to discover my own courage to pursue graduate education. Discovering your academic passion requires faith in yourself, but it's important to embrace the helping hands of those who believe in you.”
Your Lab Partner
Whether you’re conducting research in the lab, in a classroom, or out in the field, our faculty are your mentors and research partners. You might even get to conduct hands-on research in the Adirondack Park like Helen Eifert '18, Elliot Boyd '18, Zoe Soule '19, Eliza Potter '19 and Claire Bartlett '21 did. They collaborated with Associate Professor of Geology Alexander K. Stewart to explore how Adirondack lakes were used as preservation sites for ancient leaf waxes. Their research resulted in four published peer-reviewed articles which help people understand the climate thousands of years ago.
Program Spotlight: Plagues and Peoples
At St. Lawrence, all of our classes present unique opportunities for hands-on learning with your faculty mentor. In this course, students consider the origins, antiquity, biology, and impact of plagues on human societies from anthropological and biocultural perspectives.
The partnerships you build with St. Lawrence faculty will extend well beyond your four years. When Somdeep Sen ’07 walked into the first class for his First-Year Program at St. Lawrence University in 2003, he never envisioned that his professor would become a lifelong mentor with whom he would co-author a book more than 18 years later.
Featured Faculty News
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty published journal articles, presented at domestic and international conferences, and much more.
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty presented at conferences, published research articles with colleagues and St. Lawrence alumni, and shared their expertise as podcast guests.
Members of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2023 nominated and selected Jeff Frank, associate professor of education and director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Assessment, to receive the 2023 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award and Dining Services employee Penny Vallance to receive the Kathleen Buckley Outstanding Staff Member Award.