You would expect Dean of the Faculty Denise Buell to know basic facts about the Williams faculty. Judging by this tweet, she does not.


The faculty is getting more diverse (read: less white) but it is also getting older, and has been getting older for years, maybe decades. Consider the excellent graphic created by Arjun Kakkar ’18.


The details behind Kakkar’s methodology can be found here. I have not examined this work closely. Does Kakkar leave out athletic faculty, as I think he should? Buell is also, presumably leaving out non-tenure track and tenured faculty. Is Kakkar?

Those quibbles aside, I would bet a lot of money that, fifteen years ago, the average TTT faculty member at Williams was close to 45. Now, she is much closer to 50.

Or is Kakkar wrong and Buell right?

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