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 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
    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.
  • NEWS
    Regrowing Tropical Forests Recover Fast in Tree Species Richness, but Slow in Species Composition
    A team of ecologists from Latin America, the United States, and Europe, including College of the Atlantic botany professor Susan Letcher, publish a study in Science Advances showing that natural forest regeneration may be the ideal way to bring nearly one billion acres of tropical forest into restoration by 2030, as set under the Bonn Challenge.
  • NEWS
    COA Prof Co-Authors Foundational Textbook on Environmental Politics

    In “Environmental Politics for a Changing World: Power, Perspectives, and Practice,” COA professor Doreen Stabinsky draws on her science background and decades of international policy work to teach students how to engage in local and global politics.

  • NEWS
    COA Adds Computer Science Professor
    College of the Atlantic is expanding its technical horizons with the appointment of Dr. Daniel Gatti to a new faculty position in computer sciences.