Faculty

Madam C.J. Walker
Mixed Media
An illuminating new biography by Oxy professor Erica J. Ball examines the rags-to-riches story of America's first self-made woman millionaire
Professor Emeritus Andrew Rolle '43
An Author First, A Professor Second
As prolific in the library as he was in the classroom, Andrew Rolle '43, who died in March, chronicled California, the American West, and Occidental with an honest and unflinching gaze
Professor Irene Girton, Occidental, Music
Words to the Wise
As the College says goodbye to an unprecedented 11 retiring faculty, we called on some of their brightest students to share their memories, tributes, and an extra box of tissues
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...
Jean Wyatt
Words to the Wise: Jean Wyatt
Professor of English Jean Wyatt is retiring after an unprecedented 51 years in the classroom. This tribute is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.
Scott Bogue
Words to the Wise: Scott Bogue
After 35 years at Oxy, Professor of Geology Scott Bogue will retire in September. This tribute to his time at Oxy is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.
Words to the Wise: Gary Martin
Professor of Biology Gary Martin is hanging up his flip flops after 41 years at Oxy. This tribute to his career is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.
Robert Ellis, Occidental College
Words to the Wise: Robert Ellis
Norman Bridge Distinguished Professor of Spanish & Spanish and French Studies Robert Ellis has retired after 37 years at Oxy. This tribute is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.
Eric Frank
Words to the Wise: Eric Frank
Professor of Art & Art History Eric Frank is retiring after 35 years at Oxy. This tribute to his career is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.
Words to the Wise: Saul Traiger
Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy Saul Traiger is retiring after 36 years at Oxy. This tribute to his career is part of the Spring 2021 magazine.

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