Faculty Profiles

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  • Robbie Berg

    Professor of Physics
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Laser based studies of new electronic materials.

  • Al Berger

    Alexander Berger

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., Framingham State University; M.A., Canisius College

    First season coaching basketball at Wellesley; also recruits for golf.

  • Patricia Gray Berman

    Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art
    B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Art historian specializing in the art and visual culture of the late 19 th, 20 th, and 21 st centuries. 

  • Wendy Berry

    PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Brighton University

    Head varsity squash coach and instructor of racket sports, primarily squash and badminton.

  • James R. Besancon

    Associate Professor of Geosciences
    B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Continuing study of physical model and salt content of campus water, ICP-OES analysis of water; X-ray diffraction of complex mixtures.

  • Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

    Associate Professor of Music
    B.Mus., Royal College; M.Mus., King’s College; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Interests include ornament in music and the visual arts of the early twentieth century in France; music and aesthetics; intersections between art and technology in Sikh devotional music (Gurbani Kirtan).

  • Frank Bidart

    Frank L. Bidart

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English
    B.A., University of California (Riverside); A.M., Harvard University

    An award-winning poet, Bidart was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

  • Hélène Bilis

    Assistant Professor of French
    B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Specializes in early modern literature and culture, with a focus on theater and poetics, and how they intersect with royal discourses on power.

  • Beverly A. Blazar

    Associate Professor of Biological Science
    B.A. Brown University; M.A. Harvard University; Ph. D. Brown University

    Retired professor whose research and expertise was focused on immunology.

  • Laura Bossert-King

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola and Violin
    B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music

    Director, LyricaFest Music Festival; Quartet Program, Longy School; visiting faculty, Eastman School; silver medalist, Henryk Szeryng Prize.

  • H. Kim Bottomly


    H. Kim Bottomly, Wellesley’s 13th president, is the first scientist to lead the College and the first president inaugurated in the 21st century.

  • Kathleen Boyd

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute
    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Daniel J. Brabander

    Professor of Geosciences
    B.S., M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Research interests: biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and medical geology.

  • Sheila P. Brachfeld-Child

    Senior Lecturer in Psychology; Director, Medical Professions Advising
    B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Interested in peer interactions in adolescence with a focus on social aggression, especially the representation of social aggression on television and in the movies. Teaches Adolescence and Introduction to Psychology. Has been Director of Medical Professions Advising since 1998.

  • Kaća Bradonjić

    Visiting Lecturer in Physics
    B.S., Northeastern University; M.A., Ph. D., Boston University

    Theoretical physicists focused on foundations of general relativity, quantum field theory, and quantum mechanics.

  • Martin Alan Brody

    Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music
    B.A., Amherst College; M.M., D.M.A., Yale University School of Music

    Composer of concert music; historian of early modern music, especially music during the Cold War in relation to other arts.

  • Kate Brogan

    Kathleen Brogan

    Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Queens College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches modernism, contemporary American fiction and poetry, ethnic literature, and urban literature and photography.

  • Adriana Brook

    Adriana Brook

    Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies
    B.S., McMaster University; M.A., Western University; Ph.D., University of Toronto

    Studies and teaches all aspects of fifth-century Athens, with a focus on Sophocles.