From Space Policy to Sea Floor Ecology

Step into the offices of six of our faculty members

The relationship between students and faculty is the hallmark of a Gettysburg education. Gettysburg values teaching above all, which means that the faculty's commitment is to their students. They fulfill this commitment in small, interactive classes (the average class size is about 18), and in myriad ways outside the classroom.

Students may find themselves alongside faculty conducting research in the Caribbean, exploring space policy at NASA, or they may find themselves with their classmates discussing a course (and other things in their lives) over dinner at a faculty member's house.

Read on to find out more about our faculty, their paths, and their passion for teaching.

Shirley Anne Warshaw - Political Science

This year [my course is] focusing on the second term of the administration, from Syria to sequestration. And in my role as the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, I’ll be working with the Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellows to host programs on U.S. Space Policy. Read more

Watch Prof. Warshaw's video


John Commito - Environmental Studies

Going away to college was an impossible dream for my parents. Yet here I am. I challenge my students to take charge of their own lives, to make a difference in their own hearts and souls, and then in the lives of others. On the last day of every class, I hear echoes of my parents’ voices when I ask, “If not you, then who?” Read more

Watch Prof. Commito's TEDx talk


Hakim Williams - Africana Studies and Education

This is my second year at Gettysburg College, and I am having the time of my life. I teach courses on globalization, the intersections of postcoloniality and race, gender and identity, human rights, and education for social change. I share my experiences about growing up as a very poor kid in Trinidad & Tobago, clinging to the only possession no one could take away: my education. Read more

Watch Prof. Williams' Video


Véronique Delesalle - Biology

When I went to college and had to pick a major, I vacillated between biology and mathematics, which were, respectively, my favorite and best subjects. I ended up choosing biology because of a deep belief that I would never get over my love of biology, and that has proven to be true. Read more


Buzz Jones - The Sunderman Conservatory of Music

First-year music students come to us in September with unbridled enthusiasm and a zest for learning. What could be better? After 40 years of teaching, I’m still anxious to lead my students in new directions and delve into whatever subject we’re studying. Most importantly, I learn from them through colorful and meaningful conversations. Read more

Watch the Jazz Ensemble perform


Kristin Stuempfle - Health Sciences

The liberal arts are great preparation for a health professions career. Graduate schools want students who are well-rounded, have excellent critical thinking and communication skills, and are life-long learners. Read more

Read about Prof. Stuempfle's research


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college, which enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students, is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Wed, 26 Mar 2014





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