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Colgate’s professors are as committed to their teaching as they are to their own research and publication.
Biology Professor Ken Belanger talks with students.
During the past two years, nearly 30 tenure-stream faculty positions were added, bringing interdisciplinary depth and new ways of thinking and teaching to Colgate.

Research by Colgate faculty members appears in the most-respected academic journals in the world, and faculty members often are consulted on newsworthy topics of the day.

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Physics and astronomy professor Kiko Galvez

Kiko Galvez

Kiko Galvez, Charles A. Dana Professor of physics & astronomy, focused his research on a light pattern known as a "monstar." His work was so innovative that it was featured in the Optical Society of America's major advances of 2014.  READ MORE

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Catherine Cardelus in Costa Rica

Catherine Cardelús

Catherine Cardelús, associate professor of biology, studies patterns of biodiversity and their relationship to changing environments. She recently conducted research in the rainforest canopy near the La Selva Biological Field Station in Costa Rica. READ MORE

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David McCabe philosophy professor

David McCabe

David McCabe, professor of philosophy, talks in this essay about the right ways and wrong ways to persuade skeptics of the enormous value of the humanities. READ MORE.

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Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Mary Moran, professor of anthropology and Africana and Latin American studies, whose research focuses significantly on the West African nation of Liberia, recently facilitated an anthropological conference on Ebola. READ MORE

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R.M. (Ray) Douglas

R.M. Douglas

R.M. (Ray) Douglas, Russell Colgate distinguished university professor of history, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 George Louis Beer Prize for his book Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (Yale Univ. Press, 2012). READ MORE

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Padma Kaimal

Padma Kaimal

They can be beautiful and they can be terrifying — the duality of Hindu goddesses inspired Professor of Art and Art History Padma Kaimal’s new book, Scattered Goddesses: Travels with the Yoginis. But Kaimal wasn’t always drawn to these female icons. READ MORE

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