With a 9:1 faculty-student ratio, every professor can have a profound influence on students.

At the first faculty meeting of the academic year, Douglas Hicks, provost and dean of the faculty, introduced what he called a “dynamic group of new colleagues that will contribute to the intellectual depth and breadth of the faculty and enhance the curriculum and the community as a whole.”

The 63 individuals span the disciplines, from art and art history to writing and rhetoric. There are 17 tenure-stream appointments, 15 visiting-faculty positions, and four postdoctoral fellows. Eight positions were announced in athletics.

A few of the new faculty members have already logged many hours in Colgate classrooms. One alumna, Ashli Baker ’99, returns to Colgate as assistant professor of the classics. Three former visiting professors — Noah Dauber, political science; Matthew Miller, German; and Mark Stern, educational studies — have been hired into the tenure stream; as has William Meyer, geography, who has served Colgate in various teaching capacities.

And a few of the scholars, though new to Colgate, bring seasoned research and scholarship experience. Jonathan Hyslop, for example, left the University of South Africa to become professor of sociology and anthropology and Africana and Latin American studies, after serving as A. Lindsay O’Connor Professor of American institutions here in 2010-11. And Judith Wellman, professor of history emerita from SUNY Oswego, assumes the one-year position of Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in regional studies.

Read the full list, including a brief bio of each, here.

Welcome to all!