Faculty Profiles

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  • Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    My primary area of research and teaching in political science is international relations, with a focus on American foreign policy.

  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese
    B.A., Baika Women’s College (Japan); M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Japanese Program co-director, interested in Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.

  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., Brown University; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Professor Magid has been working recently on timelike submanifolds in various ambient spaces.

  • PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.S., University of Northern Colorado

    Head golf coach and LPGA Class A teaching professional

     

  • Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History
    B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Director of Jewish Studies, research in Jewish and European history, founding member of Digital Heritage Mapping and Diarna project.

  • Music Performance Faculty in Organ
    BA, Mount Holyoke College; BM & MM in Organ Performance, New England Conservatory of Music

    Organist and Choir Director at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

  • Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Spelman College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Temple University

    Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women; expert on the womanist worldview and activist methodology.

  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion
    B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Academic and public interpreter of religion in American history in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.

  • Professor of Religion
    B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Program Director for Middle Eastern Studies.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of Connecticut (Storrs); Ed.D., Harvard University

    Studies women and employment, with a focus on working conditions and health and on work-family systems, and studies of child care policy and early care and education.

  • Music Performace Faculty in Jazz Flute
    Flute and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University; B.M. Berklee College of Music
  • Professor of French
    Licence, Maîtrise, Université de Haute Bretagne (Rennes); Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Interests include Chicana/Latino literature and culture; and analysis of gender, labor, immigration, sexuality, and representation in cultural production.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone
    B.A., M.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Professor of History
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Japanese specialist focusing on Japanese imperialism, nationalism of the Meiji era, and the history of the Imperial Japanese Army.

  • Professor of Economics
    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist, specializing in women, gender, feminism, and work, and involved in research about and promotion of the emerging solidarity economy.

  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Ecologist investigating ecosystem disturbances, including insect and pathogen outbreaks and climate change.

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Researches and teaches moral and political philosophy, environmental ethics, heritage ethics, and philosophy of art.

  • Lecturer in Biological Sciences
    A.B., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Expertise in immunology, molecular cell biology, epigenetics, and biochemistry. Enjoys teaching across the curriculum.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice
    A.B., Princeton University

    Soprano (opera/oratorio/concert), voice teacher, Alexander Technique teacher.

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

    Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Cultural anthropologist of media and South Asia specializing in the ethnography of media production and visual culture in India.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Physics
    B.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

    I like physics. I like math. I like teaching, and I am interested in methods that optimize the learning of physics.  

  • Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.S., M.S., Syracuse University

    Involved in teaching and developing both introductory and organic chemistry laboratories.

  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    B.S., Simmons College; M.S., Harvard University

    Interested in science education, designing engaging labs, and expanding student science outreach to the community.

  • Professor of Economics
    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research in the economics of education, applied econometrics, impact evaluation, and Latin American education and social policy.

  • Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art
    B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Visual artist working in a range of graphic media, i.e. prints, drawings, artist books, photomontages, and installations.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Bassoon
    B.M.A.S., University of Delaware; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.

  • Virginia Onderdonk ’29 Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Main interests: philosophy of mind, moral theory, the history of moral philosophy, especially 18th-century British moral psychology.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Health economist, using the tools of economics to answer questions about health policy.

  • Professor of Astronomy
    B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Involved with youth of all kinds: some of the most distant galaxies, the smallest stars in our Milky Way, and students and kids of my own.

  • Director of New England Arts & Architecture Program

    Expert in New England art and architecture. Co-directs the architecture program.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Percussion
    B.M., Hartt School of Music; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Professor Emerita of Art
    B.A., Macalester College; M.A., San Francisco State University

    Independent film producer, writer, director and video installation artist who teaches film history and video production.

  • Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
    B.A., Pomona College; M.S., Columbia University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Professor of Computer Science
    B.Sc., University of Athens (Greece); Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Engaged in research on Web Science, Web Spam and Information Retrieval, Medical s/w, Parallel Computing, Multimedia, and CS Education.

  • Professor of English
    B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Literary critic specializing in Victorian and American literature. Children's author.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Saxophone; Director, Wellesley BlueJazz
    Director, Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band, and Jazz and World Music Program Director

    Jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. Teacher of jazz improvisation, saxophone and ensemble technique, jazz theory and history of jazz.

  • Professor of Political Science Emerita
    B.A. Radcliffe College, Ph.D. Columbia University

    Professor of Political Science Emerita at Wellesley College

  • Professor Emerita of French
    B.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.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in understanding how proteins aggregate during the development of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
    B.S., M.S., University of Hannover (Germany); Ph.D., Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland)

    Sedimentation of tsunami deposits in Southeast Asia, and surficial geology of varied other environments.

  • Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science
    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Expert on the U.S.-Korea alliance and comparative social movements in East Asia  (democratization, women's movements, migrant workers, human rights); migration and identity politics.

  • Frost Professor Emerita in Environmental Science; Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
    B.A., Colorado College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Exploring biodiversity and anthropogenic change in Lake Baikal, Siberia.

  • Associate Professor of French
    B.A., Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Paris III

    French Cinema in International Context, Intellectual History, Aesthetic Theory, History of Film Festivals, Media Theory.

  • Professor of Theatre Studies and Japanese
    B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interests include Japanese theater, in particular the noh and kyogen, and Japanese classical literature and language.

  • Lecturer in Art
    B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

    A visual artist interested in the tangibility of materials, the aesthetics and functionality of objects and the performance process of their creation and use.

  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.S., Marquette University; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches organic chemistry lab & biochemistry 222. Researched cancer biology, enzymology, metabolism, and discovery of anti-tumor agents.

  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Emory University

    Teaches introductory and analytical chemistry laboratories.

  • Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

    The politics of globalization and inequality absorb me. I study them using archives, interviews, and direct observation of international development agencies.

  • Professor of Art
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    M.Eng., Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania); Ph.D., Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)

    Loves data and data science.

  • Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., DePaul University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    I am an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College where I teach courses on gender, sexuality, race, technology, neoliberalism, and globalization.