Faculty Profiles

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  • Paul MacDonald

    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.

  • Yoshimi Maeno

    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.

  • Martin A. Magid

    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.

  • Sherry D. Makerney

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

    Head golf coach and LPGA Class A teaching professional

     

  • Frances Malino

    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.

  • Helen Ward Mannix

    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.

  • Layli Maparyan

    Layli Maparyan

    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.

  • Stephen Anthony Marini

    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.

  • Louise Marlow

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

    Program Director for Middle Eastern Studies.

  • Nancy Marshall

    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.

  • Lance Alexander Martin

    Music Performace Faculty in Jazz Flute
    Flute and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University; B.M. Berklee College of Music
  • Catherine Masson

    Professor of French
    Licence, Maîtrise, Université de Haute Bretagne (Rennes); Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Irene Mata

    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.

  • Katherine Matasy

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone
    B.A., M.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Y. Tak Matsusaka

    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.

  • Julie Ann Matthaei

    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.

  • Erich Hatala Matthes

    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.

  • Andrea Matthews

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

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

  • Heather Rose Mattila

    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.

  • Deborah Matzner

    Deborah C. Matzner

    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.

  • Amanda M. McCarthy

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

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

  • Janet McDonough

    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.

  • Patrick J. McEwan

    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.

  • Phyllis McGibbon

    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.

  • Tracy L. McGinnis

    Music Performance Faculty in Bassoon
    B.M.A.S., University of Delaware; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Mary Kate McGowan

    Luella LaMer Professor of Women's Studies; 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.

  • Alison G. McIntyre

    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.

  • Robin McKnight

    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.

  • Kim Katris McLeod

    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.

  • Martha McNamara

    Director of New England Arts & Architecture Program

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

  • Craig McNutt

    Music Performance Faculty in Percussion
    B.A., Hartt School of Music; M.M., Yale University
  • Salem Mekuria

    Professor 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.

  • Ifeanyi A. Menkiti

    Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
    B.A., Pomona College; M.S., Columbia University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University
  • P. Takis Metaxas

    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.

  • Susan L. Meyer

    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.

  • Linda B. Miller

    Professor of Political Science Emerita
    B.A. Radcliffe College, Ph.D. Columbia University
    Linda B. Miller is professor of political science emerita, at Wellesley College where she taught from 1969–2004. 
  • Cercie Miller

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Saxophone; Director, Wellesley BlueJazz
    Director, Wellesley BlueJazz

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

  • Vicki E. Mistacco

    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.

  • Julia Miwa

    Julia Hendrix Miwa

    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.

  • Tony Mohammed

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., St. Lawrence University

    Coaches soccer, with a career record of 24-20-8 at Wellesley (2009 NEWMAC season champions); named 2009 NEWMAC Coach of the Year.

  • Katrin Monecke

    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.

  • Katharine H.S. Moon

    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.

  • Marianne Moore

    Marianne V. Moore

    Frost Professor in Environmental Science; Professor 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.

  • Codruţa Morari

    Assistant 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.

  • Carolyn A. Morley

    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.

  • Andrew Mowbray

    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.

  • James Moyer

    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.

  • Nancy Elliott Mukundan

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

    Teaches introductory and analytical chemistry laboratories.

  • Craig Murphy

    Craig N. Murphy

    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.

  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

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

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

  • Eni Mustafaraj

    Eni Mustafaraj

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

    Applies principles of artificial intelligence in social computing; studies how societal problems transfer onto computational platforms.

  • Jennifer Musto

    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.