Faculty Profiles


Todd Little-Siebold
Todd Little-Siebold
Professor of History and Latin American Studies
The education here can be deeply transformational for students...

David Feldman
David Feldman
Professor of Physics and Mathematics
We still have smart, motivated, independent-minded students...


Chris Petersen
Chris Petersen
Professor of Ichthyology and Marine Ecology
I enjoy working really intensely with students doing detailed, 'getting-your-hands-dirty field work.'

Bonnie Tai
Bonnie Tai
Professor of Education
COA students are self-directed ... they're motivated to learn how to take charge of their own learning.


Ken Hill
Ken Hill
Professor of Education and Psychology
I love to see our students work on real issues...

Karen Waldron
Karen Waldron
Professor of 19th and 20th Century American Literature, Minority, Cultural and Feminist Theory
I love the students ... and the atmosphere of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and problem-solving.


Helen Hess
Helen Hess
Professor of Invertebrate Zoology and Biomechanics
"The COA faculty is small yet diverse. One thing that unites us is our commitment to students and the joy we derive as teachers."

Sean Todd
Sean Todd
Professor of Marine Mammal Physiology and Behavior
The key is to challenge convention in a respectful, holistic, and inclusive manner.


John Anderson
John Anderson
Professor of Zoology, Behavioral Ecology, Anatomy, and Physiology
It is nothing like anything I imagined doing...

Ken Cline
Ken Cline
Professor of Public Policy and Environmental Law
The world needs people who are not limited by disciplinary thinking...


Jay Friedlander
Jay Friedlander
Professor of Green and Sustainable Business
At COA your only limit is yourself....

Scott Swann
Scott Swann
Lecturer in Ecology, Natural History, and Ornithology
I've learned that science is not objective, but rather can be biased by the human element in charge of it.