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In our quest to educate and form persons for others, Saint Louis University’s College of Arts and Sciences has gathered a world-class faculty of teacher-scholars who are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Each is devoted to outstanding teaching, cutting-edge research and scholarship, inspired artistic expression and faithful service to SLU's campus and community.

Embracing the great and wondrous diversity that makes up the human race and the unique gifts and talents of every individual, this collection of curious seekers and learners works together to unpack the mysteries and answer the endless array of questions posed by the physical, social and spiritual worlds we each inhabit.

We always do this with an eye toward justice, peace, beauty and the common good of the whole human family and the created world we share.

You can find more information on our faculty members on the pages devoted to their disciplines.

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Faculty in the News

  •  Ness Sandoval, Ph.D. (Sociology and Anthropology) was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Business Journal about St. Louis’ population falling behind Orlando and Charlotte. 
  • Ken Warren, Ph.D. (Political Science) was quoted in AOL News and USA Today about how Republican nominees for president stack up against each other in terms of likability. 
  • Liz Chiarello, Ph.D. (Sociology and Anthropology) was quoted by St. Louis Public Radio about Missouri becoming the last state with a prescription drug database to help fight the opioid crisis. 
  • Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D. (Fine Arts) was highlighted by the Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter for giving an award-winning tour on Saint Louis University’s campus titled “Artful Observation with a Diversity Lens,” in a story that was featured in a sponsored St. Louis Post-Dispatch story.
  •  Elizabeth Sweeny Block, Ph.D. (Theological Studies) wrote an article for Outreach about the Synod synthesis report and its lack of LGBTQ+ inclusion. 
  • Christina Garcia, Ph.D. (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) was featured in Missourinet about the SLU/YouGov Poll on Missour-ee vs. Missour-ah pronunciation.
  • Sergey Toymentsev, Ph.D. (Russian) was interviewed by KTVI-TV Ch. 2 about his class Vampires: Then and Now.
  • Steve Rogers, Ph.D. (Political Science) was featured in more than 300 outlets about how most voters in Mississippi will essentially have no choice in legislative candidates, as 80 percent of all candidates on ballots have no opposition from the opposing party. Some of those outlets include the Associated Press, Washington Post, ABC News, US News and World Report, Newsday, Yahoo! News,, Chron,, Spectrum News, Audacy, Washington Times, Belleville News-Democrat, Kansas City Star, KTVI-TV Ch. 2, Toronto Star, Yahoo! News Canada, MSN Canada, City News, Daily Mail, NewsNation and Breitbart.
  • Christina Garcia, Ph.D. (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) was interviewed by Missourinet about whether Missour-EE or Missour-UH is the correct pronunciation.
  • Alex Rafi (Film Production) was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about why horror is an important genre for storytelling and shared some of his favorite scary movies.
  • Ness Sandoval, Ph.D. (Sociology) was mentioned in KTVI-TV Ch. 2 for testifying regarding St. Louis demographics during a hearing regarding holdings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City.
  • Bill McCormick, S.J. (Political Science) wrote a column for America Magazine about elections.
  • Erica Salter, Ph.D. (Health Care Ethics) was quoted in Town & Style on recommendations for complex pediatric medical decision-making.
  • Bill McCormick, S.J. (Political Science) wrote a column in America Magazine about why Ortega is attacking the Jesuits in Nicaragua.
  • Tim Huffman, Ph.D. (Communication) was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the unhoused in St. Louis and new federal funding that could help.
  • Jason Knouft, Ph.D. (Biology) was featured in AGDaily about drought conditions in the Midwest and when relief may be coming.
  • Annie Artiga Garner, Ph.D. (Psychology) was highlighted in EurekAlert! and Newswise about how teens with ADHD can stay safe behind the wheel.
  • Steve Rogers, Ph.D. (Political Science) was interviewed on KMOX-AM 1120 about the SLU/YouGov Poll.
  • Belden Lane, Ph.D. (Theological Studies - Emeritus) was featured on a podcast for Contemplify, discussing grief after losing a son, among other topics
  • Ness Sandoval, Ph.D. (Sociology and Anthropology) was interviewed on KMOX-AM 1120 about TGI Geospatial Science Academy, which is part of the Summer @ SLU program of camps.
  • Steven Rogers, Ph.D. (Political Science) was quoted in the Associated Press about state legislatures' supermajorities and their power in making laws. The story was syndicated to more than 350 outlets, including Yahoo! News,,, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post, Newsday, The Independent, Yahoo! News UK, the Daily Mail, Yahoo! News Canada, Toronto Star, National Post, the Washington Times, the Kansas City Star, the Alton Telegraph, the Columbia Missourian and KMOX-AM 1120.
  • Christopher Tinson, Ph.D. (African American Studies) was quoted in a story in The Eagle in which students and others reflect on the government's involvement in higher education.
  • Bradley Bailey, Ph.D. (Fine Arts) was mentioned in Business Wire about two new collections coming to the World Chess Hall of Fame, which was then syndicated to more than 125 different outlets.

Faculty Honors

  • Fabien Montcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Louis University, has been named a fellow at The Newberry Library in Chicago for 2023-24. The Newberry typically awards 10 long-term fellowships each year.