St. John’s College Faculty

Every class at St. John’s is a small, interdisciplinary discussion about great books and ideas led by the best teaching faculty in the world. In fact, our faculty is regularly ranked as among the top 10 for “best undergraduate teaching,” “professors get high marks,” “best classroom experience,” and “most accessible professors.” Meet some of our faculty below.

Tutors on Favorite Program Books

Plato. Borges. Austen. Shakespeare. Du Bois. Einstein. Euclid. Woolf. Lincoln. Aristotle. Cervantes. Picking just one great thinker may be the hardest part of being a faculty member at St. John’s.

Tutors on Seminar

With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, no class with more than 21 students, and the average class having 16 students, seminar is the heart of the St. John’s experience.

At St. John’s, we call our faculty “tutors” (instead of “professors”) because they aren’t in the classroom to lecture; instead, our tutors work alongside students, guiding a discussion about great books and ideas. In fact, among national liberal arts colleges, St. John’s has the third smallest student-to-faculty ratio (7:1), an average class size of 16, and a largest class size capped at 21. There are no adjunct professors or teaching assistants.

In addition to their faculty mentor or advisor, students genuinely know their tutors in class, meet them for one-on-one conferences throughout the semester, and even join them for lunch in the coffee shop.

Annapolis Faculty

Learn more about or contact the faculty on the Annapolis campus.

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Santa Fe Faculty

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Stories about St. John's Faculty

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Continuing the Conversation

A film + podcast series featuring St. John’s faculty.