Our faculty is committed to helping students develop a range of academic and interpersonal skills, nurturing curiosity, and fostering honor and integrity. Instructors at Hotchkiss view teaching as a craft, which they continuously hone.

In addition to their role in the classroom, faculty members play a vital part in community life, serving as coaches, dorm heads, advisors, and mentors.

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Fabio Witkowski
Head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Director of Music Technology, Instructor in Piano

Richard Kirby
Instructor in Chemistry

Elizabeth Dittmer
Instructor in Mathematics

Letty Roberts
Instructor in Mathematics

Charlie Frankenbach
Head of the English Department, Instructor in English

Chris Burchfiled
Instructor in English

Ana Hermoso
Spanish Program Coordinator, Instructor in Spanish

Adam Lang
Instructor in Economics

Abdoulaye Fall
Instructor in French

Sarinda Wilson
French Program Coordinator, Instructor in French

Mike Boone
Instructor in Physics & Engineering, Director of the EFX Lab

Tom Drake
Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Independent Thinking, Instructor in History

At a Glance

  • Student-instructor ratio: 4:1
  • $150,000 in available grant money for summer research and professional development
  • 70 percent of faculty members live on campus
  • The average faculty member has 23+ years of teaching experience