Category Archives: Faculty

Japanese_Music_Fest The Tamagawa University Taiko Dance Group performed as part of the Spring Japanese Music Festival, organized by Hank Glassman. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Faculty Profile: Hank Glassman

“His teaching style encourages student participation, student interactions and in-class activities that are not just lectures.”—Grace Park ’12 More than 25 years after first laying eyes on a cloth-draped stone statue in Japan, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Hank … Continue reading

haverford-health-studies-minor "Does violence spread like a disease?" The new Bi-College Multidisciplinary Health Studies Program will allow students to consider a wide variety of issues around health and healthcare in a focused way. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Health Studies

“There are health studies majors and minors developing at colleges across the country, but what makes us distinctive is that we are deliberately multidisciplinary across all three academic areas.”—Associate Professor of Independent College Programs Kaye Edwards

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.

Iruka Okeke Iruka Okeke with Ruben Monarrez ’14, who is doing his senior thesis research in her lab. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

The Biologist and the Bacteria

Research conducted in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Iruka Okeke has changed the thinking about E. coli. Read the Faculty Profile in Haverford magazine »

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.

Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the  Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night.  The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso. Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night. The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso.

Astronomy at APO

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman led a group of students over spring break to observe at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Haverford is part of the Northeast Participation Group, a consortium of a handful of small schools … Continue reading

"I think it's meaningful for students to take an active part in designing their own education," says Stauffer. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography "I think it's meaningful for students to take an active part in designing their own education," says Stauffer. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Beyond Borders

Whether doing scholarly research on “ethical loneliness,” interviewing philosophers for the magazine The Believer, or directing the College’s peace, justice, and human rights concentration, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jill Stauffer crosses disciplines and reaches out to audiences beyond the campus. … Continue reading

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.