Faculty Profiles

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  • Rachel Jacoff

    Rachel Jacoff

    Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies
    B.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.

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    Michael Jeffries

    Associate Professor of American Studies
    A.B., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Qualitative sociologist with emphasis on race, gender, politics, identity, and popular culture.

  • Phil Jennings

    Phil Jennings

    PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Hamilton College; M.Ed., The College of New Jersey

    Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

  • Laura Jeppesen

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola da Gamba
    B.A., Wheaton College; M.M., Yale University

    Specialist in early music string playing. Plays repertory from the medieval, Renaissance & baroque eras with internationally-known ensembles.

  • Jeannine Johnson

    Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches writing courses, serves coordinator of the writing tutors, and writes and lectures about poetry, aesthetics, and rhetoric.

  • Jenny Olivia Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Music
    B.A., Barnard College; M.M., Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., New York University

    Composer of amplified opera, scholar of music, trauma, and synaesthesia.

  • Doug Johnson

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Piano
    B.M., Michigan State University; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Doug is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music.

  • Kristina Niovi Jones

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
    B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California

    Ecologist with a dual Wellesley role: Director of the Botanic Gardens and faculty member in Biology and Environmental Studies.

  • Bill Joseph

    William A. Joseph

    Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Bill Joseph's major area of research interest is contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, particularly the radicalism of Mao Zedong and its impact on China's political and economic development.

  • Joseph Joyce

    Joseph P. Joyce

    Professor of Economics
    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Research deals with financial globalization, IMF; teaches courses in macroeconomics; faculty director, Albright Institute

  • Marion R. Just

    Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research and teaching focuses on elections, politics, and the media.