Earlham is a special place. This is a community of people who have chosen to focus their lives on the process of learning and on the process of growing, and members of our community support and encourage each others in these endeavors. The core of Earlham College is its faculty who bring a richness of perspectives and intellectual interests to our community.
Our faculty are here because they want to share these perspectives and these interests with their students. They want to share their excitement for the learning process — the lifelong learning process — with others, and they want to continue to feel the excitement and the challenge of new discoveries themselves. The shared pursuit of learning, involving students and faculty, students and students, and faculty and faculty, is what we refer to when we talk about student/faculty collaborative education.
Many of our students choose to major in more than one department or program while they are here with us because they find so many stimulating opportunities available and they do not want to limit their studies to only one area of study. Whatever academic studies our students pursue, we support their voyage of discovery. I am confident that students find their time at Earlham to be transformative in the way they look at themselves and in the way they look at the world. That is what a liberal arts learning experience is all about, and that is what we value at Earlham.
— Gregory Mahler
Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs