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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Kathryn Fleishman
Head of the English Department, Instructor in English

Kinyette Henderson
Dean of the Class of 2024, Walter Crain Fellow, Instructor in English

Claudia McGuigan
Associate Dean of Faculty for Recruitment, Retention & Evaluation, Walter Crain Fellow, Instructor in Mathematics

Mario Williams '12
Instructor in Environmental Science

Abraham Bonn
Instructor in Mathematics

Alexander Forero
Instructor in Spanish

Fabio Witkowski
The Joanne Eastman Sohrweide Chair, Head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Director of Music Technology, Instructor in Piano

Richard Kirby
The Independence Foundation Chair, Instructor in Chemistry

Elizabeth Dittmer
The Maria Bissell Hotchkiss Chair, Instructor in Mathematics

Charlie Frankenbach III
Dean of Faculty, The Russel Murray Bigelow Teaching Chair, Instructor in English

Chris Burchfield
The L. Blair Torrey Jr. '50 Chair, Instructor in English

Ana Hermoso
The Audrey Meyer Mars Teaching Chair, Spanish Program Coordinator, Instructor in Spanish

Adam Lang
Instructor in Economics

Abdoulaye Fall
The George Van Santvoord Teaching Chair, Instructor in French

Sarinda Wilson
The Bigelow Chair for Advanced French, French Program Coordinator, Instructor in French

Tom Drake
The Class of 1938 Teaching Chair, 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