COA faculty are published scholars, active artists, and engaged advocates.

Our 35 faculty members include one Guggenheim and two Fulbright fellows. Since 2013, faculty members have published six books, written/directed/produced a feature-length film, and have authored or presented dozens of peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, performances, and installations.

Nearly all COA faculty are engaged with sustainability research.

Read more about faculty research and accomplishments:

  • NEWS
    Paris Fights: What Exactly is Loss and Damage? (Medium)
    Global environmental politics professor Doreen Stabinsky explains the very real danger developing countries face from climate change, and what the leaders of these countries are hoping to accomplish at the United Nations climate summit.
  • NEWS
    Reflections on Buddhism, Feminism, and Social Change
    The role of Buddhist nuns in social change is explored by Bonnie Tai, Director and Faculty of Educational Studies.
  • NEWS
    Exploring Acadia: Our Best Classroom
    The COA George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History is completely transformed for the Acadia National Park Centennial, with exhibits showcasing the historic and contemporary collaboration of the park and the college.
  • NEWS
    Greece: Solidarity in a Time of Crisis
    A ground-level view of solidarity initiatives in Greece during the recent political and economic turmoil will be presented by anthropology professor Heath Cabot at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum.
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    COA Professor Selected for Critical Kyoto Protocol Post
    The Kyoto Protocol — adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on Dec. 11, 1997 and entered into force Feb. 16, 2005 — is an international United Nations agreement that commits parties to setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.