Tufts professors are not just people who will lecture you for an hour and assign you work. On the contrary, they are exciting and passionate people who will be one of your greatest source of support at Tufts. From the content below you'll learn a lot about the research these professors are doing - one of the most exciting aspects of Tufts is the ability to learn from faculty not just in the classroom but through research as well. Whether it's doing research with a professor for credit, working on a summer scholars project, or completing a senior thesis that sums up four years worth of learning at Tufts, those one-on-one experience help make professors more than just your teachers - they're your mentors and your friends as well.
Meet the Insect Guy
Professor Philip Starks studies insects - specifically honey bees and paper wasps - but not just for fun. He always wants to know why, from an evolutionary perspective, things developed the way they did. He's interested in everything, so he lets his students follow their passions to see where they lead.
Professor Calvin "Chip" Gidney does research ranging from language in children's cartoons to children's name-calling to dyslexia in African American children. He's interested in the ways in which language marks personal identity, providing information on place of origin, gender identity, social class and more. He tackled the Tufts Supplement, so get to know him better by clicking here!
Meet the Anime Aficionado
Professor Susan Napier wrote the first scholarly book on anime - but she doesn't just study it because she thinks it's beautiful. It represents complex themes and deep characters, and shows us a darker side to the real world.
Meet the Lego Mastermind
Ethan Danahy is a Computer Science Professor interested in getting computer science started early. He works with kids as young as elementary school on how to build robots out of Lego bricks!
The Ever Wonder series lets Tufts community members answer big-picture, curious questions based on their areas of expertise. Check out the full project here, or take a look at these professors who you could be wondering with next year:
So you want to do research?
Learn more about what it's like to do research as a student at Tufts below: