Faculty Perspectives

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” — Søren Kierkegaard

The Willamette community celebrates 175 years as bold thinkers and doers — and also looks to the future. Faculty members recall some of the most influential historic advancements in their fields — and envision what lies ahead.

Ricardo De Mambro Santos — Art History, College of Liberal Arts


Rachel Kinsman Steck — Theatre, College of Liberal Arts


Sammy Basu — Politics, College of Liberal Arts


Tim Johnson — Management and Public Policy, Atkinson Graduate School of Management


Emma Coddington — Biology, College of Liberal Arts


David Friedman — Commercial and Business Law, College of Law


Mike Nord — Music, College of Liberal Arts


Seth Cotlar — History, College of Liberal Arts


Mary Bachvarova — Classics, College of Liberal Arts


Throughout the celebration of Willamette’s 175th year (Feb. 1, 2017–Dec. 2, 2017), we’ll add additional videos of community members sharing their thoughts on the future of their disciplines. Visit this page or Willamette’s official Facebook page to hear their stories.