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Two cohorts, of twelve early career faculty, teaching at small liberal arts colleges, gathered for three successive weekends, in Winter, Summer and Fall 2023.


• January 26-29, 2023;
• June 1-4, 2023;
• November 9-12, 2023


• February 2-5, 2023;
• June 8-11, 2023;
• November 30–December 3, 2023

Front (left to right): Hilary Florian (Franklin College), Gonzalo Guzmán (Macalester College), Khadene Harris (Kenyon College).

Second row (left to right): Davina Lopez (Eckerd College), Sana Tayyen (University of Redlands), Mary Turner (Maryville College), John Monopoli (Susquehanna University), Mary Ryan (Washington & Jefferson College), Brandy Daniels (University of Portland), Sam Allen (Randolph-Macon College).

Back row (left to right): Todd Penner (Eckerd College), Blake Colclasure (University of Tennessee), Kevin Smith (Beloit College), Solmaz Bastani (Wofford College), Mary-Reginald Anibueze (Berea College), Tom Pearson (Nielsen Center for the Liberal Arts).

Front (left to right): Dominique C. Hill (Colgate University), Mai Thai (Occidental College), Al Evangelista (Oberlin College), Megan Flocken (Catawba College).

Standing: Lori Brandt Hale (Augsburg University), Mark Levandoski (Grinnell College), C. Nathalie Yuen (The Evergreen State College), Tom Pearson (Nielsen Center for the Liberal Arts), Xavier Haro-Carrión (Macalester College), Alyssa Mikytuck (Randolph-Macon College), Mike Staunton (Colby-Sawyer College), Sarah Lahasky (Gustavus Adolphus College), Abena Boakyewa-Ansah (UNC Asheville), Marcus R. Pyle (Davidson College), Andrew Hao (University of Minnesota, Morris), Davina Lopez (Eckerd College).

Workshop Arc

  • Exploring the vocational paths of liberal arts college teachers
  • Understanding mission, vision, values, and practices at liberal arts colleges
  • Expanding the potential for liberal arts advocacy at and beyond home institutional settings


Thomas Pearson, Director