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Faculty in Focus

November 04, 2013

Lewis & Clark professors are exceptional teachers and mentors, as well as respected researchers and innovators in their fields. Get to know five of our faculty members in the videos below.

College of Arts and Sciences

Philippe Brand

Assistant Professor of French

Philippe describes his research on French and Francophone literature and discusses how language study can help you find your place in the world.

Brian Detweiler-Bedell

Associate Professor of Psychology

Brian discusses his advanced statistics course (PSY 311), writing about beauty, and his relationship with students inside and outside of the classroom.

Elizabeth Safran

Associate Professor of Geological Science and Director of Environmental Studies

Elizabeth talks about her research on landscape evolution in eastern Oregon, field trips to Mount St. Helens, and how Lewis & Clark is unique in its framing and approach to teaching environmental issues.

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Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Kasi Allen

Associate Professor of Education, Program Director

Kasi leads Lewis & Clark’s efforts to train and prepare math educators for the region and beyond. Learn about why she thinks math education is a civil right—and how Lewis & Clark is making a difference.

Play recent uploads from the graduate school.


Law School

Melissa Powers

Associate Professor of Law

Melissa discusses her recent contribution to a new energy law book examining how to incentivize small-scale renewable energy. The interview is part of a series of law faculty interviews conducted by Professor of Law Lydia Loren. 

Play the Meet Our Faculty playlist.