Faculty Profiles

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  • Rachid Aadnani

    Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies
    B.A., Universite Moulay Ismail (Morocco); M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Binghamton University

    Teacher of Arabic language and literature.

  • Ama Baafra Abeberese

    Ama Baafra Abeberese

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research in development economics, with an emphasis on firm behavior in developing economies.

  • Kris Adams

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Vocal Jazz
    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Teaches commercial singing styles and technique, specializing in jazz, blues, pop, and Brazilian music.

  • Marjorie Agosin

    Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish
    B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

    Poet, human rights activist, literary critic. Interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.

  • Eliko Akahori

    Music Performance Faculty in Piano; Coach/Accompanist
    B.M., Kunitachi College of Music (Japan); M.M., D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

    Pianist, teacher, and performer of piano and chamber music.

  • Robin M. Akert

    Professor of Psychology
    B.A., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research in nonverbal communication:  the ability to decode nonverbal cues in social interaction; also interested in the psychological analysis of advertising.

  • Fred Aldrich

    Music Performance Faculty in French Horn
    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Boston-based freelance musician; performs regularly with prominent area symphony orchestras as well as chamber groups.

  • Mary Allen

    Mary Allen

    Jean Glasscock Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
    B.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.

  • Sarah M. Allen

    Assistant Professor of Chinese
    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Works on medieval Chinese literature and culture, with a focus on tales written in classical Chinese.

  • Scott D. Anderson

    Lecturer in Computer Science
    B.S., Yale University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • Diego Arciniegas

    Diego Arciniegas

    Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies
    B.A., Williams College

    Focused on suiting the word to the action and the action to the word.

  • Justin Armstrong

    Justin Armstrong

    Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.

  • Lilian Armstrong

    Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Art, Emerita
    B.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.

  • Chris R. Arumainayagam

    Professor of Chemistry
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    I am a physical chemist who uses surface chemistry techniques to study radiation chemistry.

  • Jerold Auerbach

    Professor Emeritus of History
    B.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.