One phenomenal teacher can change your life. Kenyon is home to more than 200 engaged and dedicated professors who devote their full attention to their students—even long after graduation. Kenyon faculty go above and beyond to be more than just partners in learning and inquiry—they make the time to genuinely know you, to help shape your future.
“I think writers are obsessive creatures,” says Ira Sukrungruang, the professor of creative writing who channels his obsessions into invigorating the literary life of Kenyon.
Neuroscientist Sarah Petersen explores how the nervous systems of tiny zebrafish could produce groundbreaking treatments of human diseases.
How much is social media really worth? To find out, economist Jay Corrigan ponied up and paid Kenyon students real money to give up their Facebook accounts.
How can your environment affect your health—even before you’re born? Immunologist Arianna Smith seeks to find out through her research of reproductive and developmental biology.
Political scientist Jackie McAllister doesn’t quite hunt down war criminals, but she does study how international tribunals can reduce violence and promote peace.
Jon Tazewell ’84 directed the first full-length film produced by Kenyon’s film department, the timely and stirring college-set drama “Gotta Get Down To It.”
Could self-driving cars decide which lives to save in an accident? Does social media make people angry on purpose? Kate Elkins explores the clash of tech and humanity.
Anthropologist Bruce Hardy is a friend to our much maligned ancient relatives. His cutting-edge research proves they were more than dull, hairy, stooped savages.
Thought leaders, inspired minds
Kenyon faculty members are authors, artists and researchers immersed in scholarly and creative projects.
99%hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field
100%of courses are taught by professors
Eight faculty members discuss the secrets of their craft, their favorite classes to teach and their collaborate approaches to learning that define the Kenyon experience.