Committed Teachers and Scholars
Faculty are at the core of Lafayette. They are noted scholars and researchers on the frontier of learning, and have dedicated their lives to teaching and actively working with undergraduates. They inspire their students to a lifetime of learning and leading through intense personal mentoring in the classroom, in the field or laboratory, and beyond.
One could argue that baseball was the driving force behind Mary Armstrong’s decision to pursue a career in academia. She never played in the major leagues, or even the minors for that matter, but she did throw a mean curve ball for her high school’s softball team in Cooperstown, N.Y., where the National Baseball Hall [...]
This fall, Lafayette welcomes 11 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 213 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been hard at work on the initiative in the 2007 strategic plan to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 [...]
When her grandmother had knee replacement surgery, Lauren Sefcik Anderson ’04 was only in elementary school, but she remembers wanting to help. Though she had no idea what engineering even was, she was fascinated by her grandmother’s new knees. “I didn’t really understand why she needed new knees, but I remember thinking of it not [...]
Do we want to preserve the environment or achieve energy independence? Do we want to guarantee healthcare for all or strengthen education? How do we deal with problems like unemployment and poverty? The answers to some of the most burning questions of our time can be found in the economy, says James DeVault, professor of [...]
When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]