Faculty & Staff

  • Wendy Bauer

    Wendy Hagen Bauer

    Professor of Astronomy

    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Hawaii

    Researches mass loss from red giants and supergiants and the UV spectrum of the long-period interacting binary VV Cephei.

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  • Richard G. French

    Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor of Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy; Dean of Academic Affairs

    B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Planetary astronomer, fascinated by planetary rings and atmospheres, committed to teaching science, and a devotee of all the liberal arts.

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  • Carol Gagosian

    Administrative Assistant for Astronomy and the Science Center Office

    B.A., Gettysburg College

    Keeps the faculty from spinning out of orbit. Ruler of three teens. Lover of bats and lobster.

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  • Kim Katris McLeod

    Professor of Astronomy

    B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Involved with youth of all kinds: some of the most distant galaxies, the smallest stars in our Milky Way, and students and kids of my own.

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  • Stephen Slivan

    Instructor in Astronomy Laboratory

    S.B., S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Astronomer focused on the Koronis family of asteroids; teaches introductory astronomy at Wellesley and MIT. 

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  • Wesley Andrés Watters

    Wesley Andres Watters

    Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Astronomy; Assistant Professor of Astronomy

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

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