Tufts professors are not anonymous figures who lecture from a podium for an hour and then assign some work. They're passionate people you'll come to know deeply: scholars, researchers, and innovators who will get excited about the ideas you bring to the discussion table. They will treat you as intellectual peers over coffee in the Tower Café and during office hours, or in the lab as you research alongside them. And they'll become some of your greatest sources of support at Tufts. Meet just a few of these professors below.
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.
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.
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 Choreographer for the Camera
Dance professor Jaclyn Waguespack was awarded a "Tufts Innovates!" grant to aid in her creation of the course "Dance on Camera," which bridges dance and technology. She challenges her students to see the world in new ways, always pushing them to experiment and be creative.