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
    Pretzel Logic
    College of the Atlantic James Russell Wiggins Chair in Government and Polity Dr. Jamie McKown and math professor David Feldman explain the twisted reasoning behind Gerrymandering, a process of manipulating voting districts that has become a way for politicians to shape the vote in their favor.
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    Climate Change will Impact the Older Population, Future Generations Most [Herald Palladium]
    The speed of change sunk home recently while planning a vacation to the Gulf of Maine: that northern strip of New England coast from Cape Anne, just north of Boston, to the northern tip of Maine and southern tip of Nova Scotia. College of the Atlantic professor John Anderson points out the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than any similar body of water in the world.
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    Rising Seas | New England Climate Change [Yankee Magazine]
    In the morning fog the captain moors his boat, Osprey. We can’t see Great Duck Island, which is only 250 feet away. The 46-foot boat, which belongs to College of the Atlantic, is bringing professor John Anderson and four students back to the island this morning, 16 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine, to continue their bird research.
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    How Listening to Right Whales Could Prevent More Deaths of the Imperiled Species [BDN]
    Using sound to track the presence of North Atlantic right whales could help protect the critically endangered creatures from further deadly interactions with humans, College of the Atlantic Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences Dr. Sean Todd tells the Bangor Daily News.
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    Research Paints New View of Tropical Forests
    A global study of the deep evolutionary history of tropical forest plant species that includes research by College of the Atlantic plant sciences professor Dr. Susan Letcher is providing a new perspective on the major divisions between tropical forests around the world.