About

Faculty

Award-winning teaching, world-class expertise, and the desire to build deep connections with students in a unique living and learning community. These are all parts of what make our faculty exceptional.

When Every Moment Is a Learning Opportunity, Teaching Takes on New Meaning.

At Semester at Sea, we attract a special kind of faculty — experts in their fields who crave the kind of immersive instructional environment that can only happen when classroom learning meets life aboard a ship and in destinations around the world. That means you will enjoy unparalleled access and connection to your professors, whether you are attending a lecture, sharing a meal, or taking part in a guided exploration of one of the 10+ countries you will visit as part of your Semester at Sea voyage.

Faculty Highlights

Teaching Awards

We prize instructional quality above all else, and the majority of our faculty have won awards for their teaching.

Diversity

Our faculty come from colleges and universities across the country and around the world, bringing diverse experiences and viewpoints.

Experience

Most of our faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees, and we actively seek out those with real-life experience in their fields.

Mentorship

Our students build lasting relationships with faculty, leading to mentorship and career-building opportunities beyond the voyage.

Meet the Faculty

Joseph Itaya
Joseph Itaya
Mohammad Homayounvash
Mohammad Homayounvash
Molly Takeda
Molly Takeda
Joonok Huh
Joonok Huh
Scott Denning
Scott Denning
Cat Clerkin
Cat Clerkin
Marc Vincent
Marc Zimmer
José Luis Suárez-García
José Luis Suárez-García
Avi Spiegel
Avi Spiegel
Katrina Savitskie
Katrina Savitskie
Alex Nalbach
Alex Nalbach
Robert Mason
Robert Mason
Jeffrey Leopold
Scott Ingram
Aaron Hahn Tapper
Aaron Hahn Tapper
Laurie Glover
Trevor Gates-Crandall
Douglass Dineen
Douglass Dineen
Lisa Daunhauer
Carrie Colla
Carrie Colla
Brian Butki
Mary Brinson
Mary Brinson
Adina Batnitzy
Adina Batnitzy
Linda Austin
Linda Austin
Carlson Arnett
Steven Anderson
Kim Euell
Kim Euell
Sharon Simmons
Sharon Simmons
Jonathan Bowman
Jonathan Bowman
Yuwei Shi
Soraya Cardenas
Soraya Cardenas
Jennifer Bousselot
Andrew Seidl
Sarah Cronin
Megan Lewis
Thomas Byrnes
Daniel Montoya
Julie Strand
Alma Jean Billingslea
Alma Jean Billingslea
Jeffrey McCubbin
Chandrashekhar Ranade
Chandrashekhar Ranade
David Borgo
Courtenay Biser-Suárez
Courtenay Biser-Suárez
Laurie McConnico
Edward Lessor
Edward Lessor
Tobi Jacobi
Tobi Jacobi
Luis Vega Araya
James Schiffman
Sam Pack
Sam Pack
Kelly Long
Kan Li
Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager
Philip Horhager
Samuel Doss
Samuel Doss
Allan Denning
Stuart Cottrell
Eugene Carr
Edward Boyer
Edward Boyer
Lori Barker
Nancy Hartley

Nancy Hartley spent thirty plus years in higher education with her last 20+ years at Colorado State University as a faculty member, Director of the School of Education, and Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences (now the College of Health and Human Sciences). Nancy was the Semester at Sea Spring 2018 Academic Dean!

During her career in higher education Nancy received numerous honors and special awards including: Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, Colorado State University Community Service Award, Poudre Valley Health System Meritorious Service Award, University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education; Colorado State University Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award, and was a Finalist for the Unique Woman of Colorado Award.  She attended the Colorado Institute for Women in Management and has been actively involved in supporting/mentoring women in higher education.

Daniel Garvey

Dan is a Professor and President Emeritus at Prescott College. Dan earned his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.

  • Home Institution
    Home Institution
  • Education
    Education
  • Personal Interests
    Personal Interests
Bonnie Simpson
Bonnie Simpson
Doris Gray
Kenneth Cushner
Heidi Keller-Lapp
Heidi Keller-Lapp
Ursula Quillmann
Concepcio Domenech
Concepcio Domenech
Daniel Duran
Shelley Haddock
Jennifer Johnson
Cynthia Vannucci
Cynthia Vannucci

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