Faculty Profiles

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  • David P. Hawkins

    Associate Professor of Geosciences
    B.A., Clark University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches mechanisms and time scales of plutonic construction; connections between magma chambers, plutons, and volcanic centers in space and time; tectonic assembly of North America; and U-Pb geochronology.

  • Gretchen Hayden-Ruckert

    Gretchen Hayden-Ruckert

    Physical Education Instructor, Dance

    Teacher, performer, and choreographer of classical Indian kathak dance; founder and artistic director of Chhandika Institute of Kathak.

  • Rowena He

    Rowena He

    Visiting Lecturer in Sociology
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

    Interdisciplinary studies in the nexus of political socialization, youth values, and social change,  history, memory, and power, and their implications for citizenship, human rights, and democracy. 

  • Michael J. Hearn

    Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Design of New Tuberculosis Antimicrobials; Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Simone Helluy

    Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    Maîtrise des Sciences, Doctorat, USTL (France); Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada)

    Intent on conveying the excitement of experimental work in the teaching laboratories of Biology and Neuroscience courses.

  • Beth Ann Hennessey

    Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Brown University; M.Ed., Lesley College; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Former elementary school teacher, now researcher focused on motivation and creativity across cultures.

  • Mark S. Henry

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Double Bass
    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

    Performer with jazz groups, classical and theatre orchestras; instructor of beginners to advanced in doublebass and electric bass.

  • Jean Herbst

    Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.S., University of Rhode Island

    Expert in computer hardware: the nuts and bolts (or, gates and chips) that make a computer work.

  • Rosanna Hertz

    Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.

  • Alison Hickey

    Associate Professor of English
    A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Main field of research is Romanticism; teaching interests center on English Romantic-period poetry.

  • Monica Higgins

    Monica R. Higgins

    Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies
    B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., University of Michigan

    Research Interests: Environmental engineering, life cycle assessment, and the design of sustainable environmental systems.

  • Ellen C. Hildreth

    Professor of Computer Science
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on human vision combining computer modeling and perceptual studies; interdisciplinary computer science education.

  • Eric Hilt

    Associate Professor of Economics
    A.B., Occidental College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focuses on the history of American business organizations and their governance, and more generally on the role of legal institutions in shaping economic and financial development.

  • Philip Steven Hirschhorn

    Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Brooklyn College of City University of New York; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    An algebraic topologist who works on homotopy theory in model categories, localizations of model category structures, and homotopy limit and colimit functors.

  • Edward Craig Hobbs

    Professor of Religion
    Ph.B., S.T.B., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Specialist in the field known as hermeneutics (interpretation theory) and in New Testament.

  • Thomas Peter Hodge

    Professor of Russian
    B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Oxford University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interests include history of 19th-century Russian literature, Russian nature-writing, and Russian music.

  • Randall Hodgkinson

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

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