Category Archives: Faculty

A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray. A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray.

Academics

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Bret Mulligan – Office Hour

“I really like, in all my classes, to bring in cultural elements to remind my students that these were real people.” —Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor of Classics. Read Office Hour in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Haverford Magazine.

Math Problem Solving The Math Question Center, and the math lounge, both within the KINSC, are open to all students by keycard access 24/7 (and are rarely empty).

Math Question Center

The Math Question Center is an informal gathering place where students work in groups on math homework and get assistance when they need it. It is staffed five evenings each week by mathematics faculty and majors.

Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Haverford College fosters a culture of writing that includes conversation with peers and faculty members at all stages of the writing process.

An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan. Photo: Jim Roese.

Academics at Haverford

Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

Megan Holt '14, Alexandre Leibler '15, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joshua Schrier check out the equipment in the Maker Space. Photo: Brad Larrison Megan Holt '14, Alexandre Leibler '15, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joshua Schrier check out the equipment in the Maker Space. Photo: Brad Larrison

Maker Space Makes its Debut

The HaverFab Maker Space for the Arts and Sciences is outfitted with a 3-D scanner, 3-D printer, and ShopBot—an automated carving device able to shape wood, plastic, or aluminum. Read “Maker Space Makes its Debut” in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue … Continue reading

Kaye Edwards (front) and Chris Roebuck taught the inaugural "Introduction to Health Studies" course. Photo: Brad Larrison Kaye Edwards (front) and Chris Roebuck taught the inaugural "Introduction to Health Studies" course. Photo: Brad Larrison

Health Studies

Students interested in health professions can now participate in the Bi-College multi-disciplinary health studies program, which gives students in any major the opportunity to minor in health studies. Read “New Perspective on Health” in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Haverford … Continue reading

Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory

Academics

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Bret Mulligan – Office Hour

“I really like, in all my classes, to bring in cultural elements to remind my students that these were real people,” says Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan, who teaches ancient Greek and Latin language classes as well as courses … Continue reading

Hilary Brashear '13 and Gebhard Keny '14 take video footage of Assistant Professor White(center) and her students (from left) Alana Thurston '17 and Chloe Wang '17 during a research trip to the Gulf Coast Hilary Brashear '13 and Gebhard Keny '14 take video footage of Assistant Professor White(center) and her students (from left) Alana Thurston '17 and Chloe Wang '17 during a research trip to the Gulf Coast

Student Filmmakers Document Oil Spill Researchers on the Gulf Coast

Four students are participating in Haverford College’s newly launched Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship focusing on the enduring consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “It became apparent that there were numerous stories to be told, and the visually stimulating environment … Continue reading

Recently retired professor Stephen Boughn (right) on a 2012 field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona with Haverford astronomy students. Recently retired professor Stephen Boughn (right) on a 2012 field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona with Haverford astronomy students.

Physics & Astronomy

Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience, and extra-galactic astronomy.