Teachers. Mentors. Practitioners. Guides.
Our faculty do more than just pass along information. We learn by doing, and our faculty are the main engine for experiential learning.
You’ll interact with them in the classroom and laboratory, yes. But you’ll also be with them in the field, such as when you map invasive plants in the Northeast Kingdom or explore the natural history and ecology of the Sierra Nevada.
They’ll be your guides on Expedition and will share the hardships and triumphs of that experience.
No one embodies the Sterling College motto of “Working Hands. Working Minds” like our faculty.
They’ll be your coaches for skiing and ultra-trail running. You’ll even eat meals with them in Dunbar Dining Hall.
There’s no typical formality between teachers and students here. We’re all on a first-name basis—including the faculty, deans, and the president. They are your guides for environmental stewardship and lifelong learning.
They are an eclectic and diverse group, ranging from traditional academic faculty to practitioner faculty, with a broad range of teaching styles. But all of them want to work with you as a whole person—your interests, your point of view, your challenges, and your hopes.
MEET OUR FACULTY
Co-Director of Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems, Faculty in Sustainable Food Systems