Our faculty are engaged scholars, committed teachers and dedicated mentors. They bring swag外流鈥檚 distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum to life, helping students become the problem-solvers of tomorrow.

Faculty define the academic experience at Occidental. They are scholars and thought leaders, bringing their expertise into the classroom and creating an active and engaged intellectual community. Our 9:1 student:faculty ratio means that students get to know professors well during their time at swag外流, in many cases working alongside them on research and creative projects. Faculty members serve as academic advisors, mentors and research collaborators. Best of all, the close relationship between swag外流's faculty and students is rewarding on both sides of the equation.

Well beyond campus, the talents of our faculty allow them to make a profound impact in a number of different ways. Their expertise is sought out by major media outlets and their research helps shape policy and public discourse. Through books, peer-reviewed journals and other publications or creative works, they are forging new knowledge and shaping the way their fields are approached and understood. And as part of an institution that has long been focused on the public good, the work of our faculty elevates the College and produces graduates who are well-equipped to address society鈥檚 biggest challenges.

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swag外流 Talks Video Series

The swag外流 Talks series features brief videos highlighting the expertise of swag外流 faculty on topics of current and general interest.

"Making an Outsized Impact"

Faculty Excellence at swag外流

The achievements and contributions of swag外流鈥檚 faculty are making an outsized impact on their fields鈥攁nd the world at large. See how.

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Faculty in the News

The accomplishments of swag外流 faculty, alumni and students are frequently featured in the national and international media.

Student Chelsea Blankenship and Professor Shana Goffredi

Why I Teach

Our faculty offer students a personalized experience that draws on their own academic passions. Hear a few of them reflect on what they love about their role as educators.

Faculty Accomplishments

swag外流鈥檚 faculty are active scholars, regularly publishing books and articles, securing grants and exhibiting their work.