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Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty are experts, advisors, and mentors.

Our faculty are driven to contribute to the collective intellect of this academic community. In small classes (which average 17 students), they enjoy getting to know what you’re interested in and readily mentor students in advanced research. With their diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and methods, they’ll push you to think bigger and dive deeper into intellectual inquiry.

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    Faculty Profiles

    Meet our faculty.

    Learn more about the backgrounds, scholarship, and achievements of our faculty.

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    Faculty News

    Awards and Accomplishments

    Grinnell's faculty are often recognized for their teaching and research excellence through awards, fellowships, research grants, and much more.

Faculty Voices

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Where We All Want to Be in the Room

Karla Erickson, professor of Sociology, describes the unique relationship between students and their advisers as they navigate Grinnell's individually advised curriculum.

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First and Foremost, a Teacher

Stephanie Jones, assistant professor of Education, describes her teaching philosophy, how faculty craft engaging courses, and how Grinnell students challenge her to be her best.

Monessa Cummins

Grinnell Resources=Student Opportunities

Monessa Cummins, associate professor of classics, describes the many opportunities Grinnell College provides for hard-working students.

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Becoming Global Citizens

Professor of Spanish Valerie Benoist explains how Grinnell helps students become the best global citizens that they possibly can be in the areas that interest them the most.

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Diversifying the Discipline

Samuel A. Rebelsky, professor of Computer Science, talks about the importance of diversity in computing, why he teaches at Grinnell, and why he loves Grinnell students.

Henry Reitz

Equipping Students to Find their Own Path in the World

Professor Henry Rietz describes the Grinnell College community, including students and alumni.

Faculty News

Shuchi Kapila

Shuchi Kapila Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Shuchi Kapila, professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant, which she’ll use to travel to India to complete the research for and writing of her second book.

Nicole Eikmeier Named Scialog Fellow

Nicole Eikmeier, assistant professor of computer science at Grinnell College since 2019, has been named a Scialog fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Fredo Rivera '06

Fredo Rivera ’06 Awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship

Fredo Rivera ’06, assistant professor of art history, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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