Bates seeks to advance excellence in teaching and research, and provides support for faculty throughout their careers, including teaching development programs, leaves and sabbaticals, research and curriculum development, and securing external funding for faculty scholarship.

Professor of Biology April Hill in her Carnegie Science Lab, Room 404, training two "new scientists." “For me, it’s like being a coach," she says. Names forthcoming.

The two students in the lab with Hill are Sara King ’21 of Newton Center, Mass., and Jasmine Nutakki ’21 of Augusta, Maine. Hill says: “They were learning to use a technique called the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify genes from freshwater sponges. Both students (and some others) will be working over short term on a project funded by my NSF grant to study the gene networks involved in animal:algal symbioses. In this case, the animals are sponges and the algae are Chlorella.” 
A day in the life of Pettengill Hall, featuring staff, faculty and students engaged in learning, studying, and working, with both internal and external images.

Kristen Barnett teaches “North American Archaeology and Colonial Entanglement,” G21




  • Mentoring: For Mentors and Mentees: information and resources for faculty at Bates.

Professional Activities Report and Faculty Expertise

Your Professional Activities Report contributes to our perspective on the scholarly, teaching, and service accomplishments of the faculty that we share with our colleagues, the trustees, and others.

The Bates faculty have far-reaching teaching and scholarly interests. To learn more, click here for an overview of the faculty’s fields of scholarly expertise.