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Mary AllenJean Glasscock Professor Emerita of Biological SciencesDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
A microbiologist, now retired from teaching in the classroom, but continuing research on cyanobacterial biochemistry with undergraduate colleagues.
Lilian ArmstrongMildred Lane Kemper Professor of Art, EmeritaDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A. Wellesley College, M.A. Radcliffe College, Ph.D. Columbia University
Retired from teaching, but continues work on book history, focusing on Italian Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books.
Jerold AuerbachProfessor Emeritus of HistoryDepartment:HistoryB.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Research interests have included modern American history, the history of freedom of speech since the framing of the Bill of Rights, the history of the American legal profession, American Jewish history, and the history of Israel from its biblical foundation to the present.
Beverly A. BlazarAssociate Professor of Biological ScienceDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A. Brown University; M.A. Harvard University; Ph. D. Brown University
Retired professor whose research and expertise was focused on immunology.
Judy BrownProfessor of Physics EmeritaDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A. Rice University; Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; Postdoctoral Research at Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay
Retired from teaching in 2005 and from research several years later. Currently pursuing an interest in equine photography.
Karl CaseProfessor Emeritus of EconomicsDepartment:Faculty emeritusB.A., Miami University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
Research is concerned with the causes and effects of boom and bust cycles in real estate; co-developed Case-Shiller Index, a leading measure of home pricing trends.
Maud ChaplinProfessor Emerita of PhilosophyDepartment:Faculty emerita
Paul A. CohenProfessor Emeritus of HistoryDepartment:HistoryCornell University, B.A. University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University
Retired from teaching in 2000, but continues to be active in the field of Chinese history.
Ann CongletonProfessor Emerita of PhilosophyDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Professor Emerita of the history of philosophy, particularly Plato and Aristotle and feminist theory.
René GalandProfessor of French emeritusDepartment:Faculty emeritusLicence ès letters, University of Rennes; Ph.D., Yale University
Scholar of 19th and 20th century French literature; author of poetry, short stories, and other works in Breton.
Katherine GeffckenProfessor Emerita of Greek and LatinDepartment:Classical Studies
Marshall GoldmanProfessor Emeritus of EconomicsDepartment:Faculty emeritusB.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Ph D in Economics, Harvard University
Studies economic and political developments in Russia, especially the energy sector and how it affects Vladimir Putin.
Rachel JacoffMargaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian StudiesDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A Cornell University; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. Yale University
My major interest is medieval Italian literature, especially Dante. I have also worked on medieval women writers and contemporary American poetry.
Mary LefkowitzProfessor Emerita of Classical StudiesDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., Wellesley College; A.M., Ph.D., Radcliffe College; L.H.D., Trinity College; Ph.D. (hon.), University of Patras; L.H.D., Grinnell College
Retired from teaching in 2005, but continues to work on scholarly projects and give the occasional lecture.
Ifeanyi A. MenkitiProfessor of PhilosophyDepartment:Faculty emeritusB.A., Pomona College; M.S., Columbia University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Vicki E. MistaccoProfessor of FrenchDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., New York University; M.A., Middlebury College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Committed to sharing with students the rich heritage of women's writing in France from the Middle Ages to the present.
Ruth Anna PutnamProfessor Emerita of PhilosophyDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.Sc. U.C.L.A., Ph.D. U.C.L.A.
As an undergraduate Chemistry major, she fell in love with Philosophy of Science and later turned to other areas of Philosophy.
Michèle RespautProfessor of FrenchDepartment:Faculty emeritaFaculté des Lettres, Université de Montpellier; M.A., Assumption College; Ph.D., Brown University
Teaches and publishes in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on literature and medicine.
Wilbur C. RichWilliam R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, emeritusDepartment:Faculty emeritusB.S.Tuskegee Institute, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Retired from teaching, but just released a new book entitled, The Post-Racial Society Is Here: Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State.
Judith RollinsProfessor Emerita of Africana Studies and SociologyDepartment:Africana StudiesB.A., M.A., Howard University; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Sociologist with a focus on social psychology; women’s studies; and the intersection of gender, race and class.
Alexia SontagProfessor of Mathematics, EmeritusDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.
Margaret D. ThompsonProfessor Emerita of GeosciencesDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Retired from teaching at Wellesley, now pursuing full-time research with collaborators at MIT, University of Masschusetts and Acadia University (NS). Outreach to students and adults.
Margaret E. WardProfessor of German, EmeritaDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., Wilson College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington); D. Litt., h.c. (honorary Doctor of Humane Letters), Lasell College
Retired from Wellesley in 2010 after 39 years. Helped establish Women’s and Gender Studies program.
Dorothea "Dot" WidmayerProfessor of Biology EmeritaDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.
Howard WilcoxProfessor of Mathematics, EmeritusDepartment:Faculty emeritusAB Hamilton College, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Retired from Wellesley in 2007 after 37 years of teaching mathematics.
Ann WitteProfessor of Economics, EmeritaDepartment:Faculty emeritaB.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.