18 August 2022 • Faculty • Sustainability Princeton Review Ranks HWS Faculty Best in Nation; Environmental Stewardship Noted as Strength
Hobart and William Smith’s faculty land on “High Marks” list while HWS are recognized as a place where “Green Matters,” according to The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges.
In the 2023 edition of Best 388 Colleges, Hobart and William Smith are among only 25 schools recognized for having professors who, based on student surveys, get high marks, “are interesting, and bring their material to life.” HWS has appeared on the list for six consecutive years, including last year’s, which paid tribute to colleges with historically “stellar records of student satisfaction” that have earned distinction on the list for decades.
In this year’s rankings, HWS also number among the 25 institutions singled out as having students and administrators who care about the environment.
HWS rank 20th on the “Professors Get High Marks” list and 21st on “Green Matters.”
In the 2022 edition of Best Value Colleges, Hobart and William Smith were selected by The Princeton Review for the return on investment offered to students. One of only 209 colleges chosen for their combination of academic rigor, affordability and career outcomes for alums, Hobart and William Smith have been included in the annual rankings of best value colleges for seven consecutive years.
- In This Week in Photos, we introduce you to the professors, guides and scholars at HWS who consistently rank top in the nation for best faculty. Here, Associate Professor of Psychological Science Dan Graham leads an experiment with inversion goggles.
- Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman connects with Will Lewis ’23 on the way to class.
- Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar shares insight into her exhibit “Wearing the Pandemic: A Transcultural Expression” on display at Houghton House.
- Associate Professor of Sociology Kendra Freeman poses challenging questions to students in her “Sociology of Education” class.
- During “Neurobiology,” Professor of Biology Jim Ryan demonstrates a fluorescence microscope that he designed with 3D printed parts.
- The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, an instructor of Asian Studies and a monk in the Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, works with Jamie Fine ’24 on her assignment during “Tibetan Mandala Painting” class.
- Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D’Angelo engages with students in "Three Dimensional Design" in the Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center.
- Professor of Psychological Science Julie Kingery assists Sarah Shields '22 during “Capstone Development Psychology” in Gulick Hall.
- Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Fernando Rodríguez-Mansilla facilitates a discussion between Carter Meshanic ’25 and Lily Davis’24 in “Spanish Writing Workshop.”
- Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Ben Ristow draws students into a discussion during “Feature Sports Writing and the Social Justice Refrain” on the Quad.
- Theatre faculty Chris Hatch, Chris Woodworth and Heather May along with staff Ed Hallborg and Kelly Walker relax with students at the end of the semester celebration.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Joe Rusinko talks with Colleen Boucher ’22 while walking to class.
- Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri practices with the HWS Jazz Band in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts.
- Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker celebrates the creations of her students in “Sewing and Social Justice.”
- Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kristen Brubaker spends the day with her students measuring trees to calculate the amount of carbon stored in Cooper's Woods.
- Professor of Political Science David Ost discusses the rise to power of Vladimir Putin during "Russia/China Resurgent."
- Professor of Dance Donna Davenport warms up with her students on the first day of class in the Deming Theatre.
- Assistant Professor of Economics Sooyoung Lee discusses hypothesis testing with students in her "Statistics" class.
- Holding office hours outside of Stern Hall, Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Passavant meets with Andrew Broering ’22 to discuss his honors project.
- President Joyce P. Jacobsen and General Counsel Lou Guard ’07 (seated) teach “Law and Economics of Higher Education” in Eaton Hall.
- Professor of Economics Tom Drennen collaborates with students in the Master of Science in Management program in the Bozzuto Center.
- Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Bogin reflects on studio art work with Somer Ellis ’23.
- Associate Professor of Philosophy Greg Frost-Arnold poses questions to students in his class on Smith Lawn.
- Assistant Professor of History Janette Gayle gathers with first-year students and a cardboard cutout of Harriet Tubman in her class “Railroad to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Upstate New York, 1800-1863.”
- Associate Professor of Religious Studies Shalahudin Kafrawi engages with Marissa Mastracco ’25 about her research “Race, Ethnicity and Religion in the College Admissions Process.”
- Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Jessica Hayes-Conroy invites students to consider how human wellness emerges out of our close connections to dogs during "Topics in Feminist Health."
- Applied Music Instructor Jeananne Ralston guides Max Johnson ’23 in a piano lesson in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts.