Faculty Diversity

Today, the Bates faculty is increasingly diverse in terms of gender and background.

More than 40 percent of faculty members are women; more than 12 percent are persons of color, and in a survey of the nation’s best colleges, Bates ranked third in the number of tenured African American faculty.

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent has received a grant of approximately $60,000 to support research into the brain’s ability to link moral principles with specific judgments.

Sargent is exploring the consistency, or lack thereof, between people’s stated principles and the reasons that actually shape their moral judgments.