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Professor Steven Pearson speaking to a student in the classroom.

An artist who encourages every student to bring their unique perspectives into their creations. Steven Pearson, M.F.A Professor of Art

"Art is flexible, fluid, and ever-changing to meet the needs of the times it is addressing, and art is all around us."

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A skillful psychologist who celebrates the bridge between humanities and the sciences. Lyneia Richardson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Counseling

"Psychology often bridges the arts and sciences."

Photo of professor Paul Lin speaking with students at a computer.

A computer scientist who believes a liberal arts skillset can make a difference personally and globally. Paul Lin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Computer Science

“No matter what profession you are pursuing, the bits and bytes you learn from a Computer Science course will enrich your field of study and broaden your career path."

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An education professional focused on children's literacy and using children's literature as a teaching model. Becca Gibson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Education

"Students won’t know all the answers, but they will be able to teach effectively — and joyously!"

Christianna Nichols Leahy

An expert in international politics who encourages students to participate in their communities locally and globally. Christianna Leahy, Ph.D.

"What I have tried to do in the past 38 years of teaching is to impart the values of participatory engagement in governance and the will to be change agents in the world."

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A writing program administrator who is fascinated by the breadth, depth, and nuances of rhetoric and composition. Alexander Champoux-Crowley, Ph.D. Lecturer in English and Director of First-Year Composition

"McDaniel’s small size and liberal arts focus makes it easy to collaborate across departments and make new connections."

Photo of professor Maureen Williams in a tie-dyed lab coat sitting in a science lab.

An intrepid zoologist who is fascinated by the complex world of parasites and wants students to think about nature’s interconnections. Maureen Williams, Ph.D. Lecturer in Biology

“Biology is all about interactions and the liberal arts is all about overlapping and interacting knowledge."

Photo of professor Farzad Ahmadi standing by a stone pillar on campus with 1867 inscribed on it.

An educator and engineer who thinks critically to solve challenging problems to improve life for everyone. Farzad Ahmadi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physics

"I think educating science is much more important that just doing the science."

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An historian who brings the past into the present in engaging ways to show its relevancy today. Jillian Bjerke, Ph.D. Lecturer in History

"I hope students leave my courses with the understanding that the premodern past can be engaging, fun, and relevant."

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A welcoming, adept, and conscientious data analyst who applies her skills with data to interdisciplinary studies. Xuejing Duan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Data Analytics

"No matter if you are in the field of education, or psychology, or computer science, most researchers need data."