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
    New Faculty Chair Focuses on Environment
    With the establishment of an endowed chair in environmental science at College of the Atlantic, benefactors Kim and Finn Wentworth aim to inspire a deeper love and respect for the natural world and give students the tools to achieve real discovery and novel solutions for positive change.
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    New Faculty Chair Named in Honor of Alumna
    An endowed faculty position in economics and social sciences honors long-time College of the Atlantic trustee, colleague, and alumna Cody van Heerden, who passed away in 2018 after a battle with ALS. Professor Davis Taylor will be the inaugural holder of the position.
  • NEWS
    Amid Climate Strikes, Indian Protesters Ask: ‘What About the Coal?’ [The Diplomat]
    Protesters need to understand and engage with global power structures, says College of the Atlantic professor of global environmental politics Doreen Stabinsky.
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    This Land Is the Only Land There Is [The Atlantic]
    For everyone who lives on land, the planet’s dangerously warmed future is already here, according to the United Nations-led Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Complex political issues and deep concerns from the world’s developing nations highlight the panel’s latest report, says College of the Atlantic global environmental politics professor Doreen Stabinsky.
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    Lawmakers Laud COA Professor
    College of the Atlantic founding faculty member William Carpenter is recognized for “enriching the great State of Maine we all know and love” and inspiring generations of leaders during his nearly five-decades of teaching literature and creative writing at COA.