Faculty Profiles

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  • Margery Sabin in her office

    Margery M. Sabin

    Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English
    B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Teacher and scholar of English and comparative literature.

  • Kate Saeli

    Senior Associate

    Kate Saeli joined Wellesley College in April 2016 and serves as Senior Associate.

  • Alan H. Schechter

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science
    B.A. Amherst College; Ph.D. Columbia University
  • Nancy Scherer

    Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Lafayette College; J.D., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Professor of American politics and constitutional law. Research focuses on the U.S. justice system.

  • Andrew Schultz

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Davidson College; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Mathematician interested in studying absolute Galois groups of fields through their cohomological invariants.

  • Inela Selimović

    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky
    My research and teaching interests focus on the 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and film.
  • Andrea Sequeira

    Andrea S. Sequeira

    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    Evolutionary biologist with interest in conservation genetics.

  • Orit Shaer

    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Academic College of Tel-Aviv; M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

    Explores new human-computer interaction techniques that provide seamless interfaces between people, computers, and the physical world.

  • Lois Shapiro

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano
    B.Mus., Peabody Institute of Music; M.Mus., Yale University School of Music; D.Mus., Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington)

    Founding member of the Triple Helix Piano Trio

  • Kartini Shastry

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    A.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Conducts research on economic development, including questions related to education, health, and savings behavior.

  • Aaron Sheehan

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice
    B.A., Luther College; M.M., Indiana University (Bloomington)

    Member of the voice performance faculty.

  • Vernon L. Shetley

    Professor of English
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

     Studies and teaches American poetry and film, focusing particularly on contemporary poetry and classic Hollywood cinema.

  • Alan Shuchat portrait

    Alan Shuchat

    Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Taught at Wellesley 1974-2015. Interested in various areas of theoretical and applied mathematics; research in discrete mathematics and operations research.

  • Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

    Associate Professor of South Asia Studies
    B.A., M.A., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Randy Shull

    Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Humboldt State University; M.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Currently studying the discrepancy of partial orders as a measure of "fairness" achievable under extension to weak or linear orders.

  • Frederic W. Shultz

    Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Research involves operator algebras, and quantum information theory, both of which involve linear algebra and functional analysis.

  • Olga Shurchkov

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research in behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions

  • Daniel Sichel

    Professor of Economics
    B.A., M.P.P., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research interests include macroeconomics, long-run growth, and technology. 

  • Marilyn Sides

    Marilyn Sides

    Senior Lecturer in English
    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

  • Linda M. Sieck

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., William Paterson College

    Passionate about creating life balance through yoga, dance, Pilates, meditation, and humor.

  • Edward Silver

    Assistant Professor of Religion
    B.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Expert in ancient Israelite prophecy.

  • Steven Simon

    Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics
    B.A., Yale University; M.S., Ph.D., New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

    Research in discrete and metric geometry; geometric and topological combinatorics; algebraic and geometric topology.

  • Susan E. Skeath

    Professor of Economics
    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory applied game theory, and experimental economics.

  • Stephen Slivan

    Instructor in Astronomy Laboratory
    S.B., S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Astronomer focused on the Koronis family of asteroids; teaches introductory astronomy at Wellesley and MIT. 

  • Quinn Slobodian

    Quinn Slobodian

    Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University

    Historian of modern Europe and the world.

  • Mingwei Song

    Associate Professor of Chinese
    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
    Specializing in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, film studies, science fiction, and youth culture
  • Alexia Sontag

    Professor Emerita of Mathematics
    B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

    Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.

  • Francesca Southerden

    Francesca Southerden

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    B.A., University of Oxford (Somerville College); M.St., D.Phil., University of Oxford (Hertford College)

    Specializing in Italian medieval and early modern literature, especially Dante and Petrarch.

  • Alissa Spielberg

    Visiting Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., Columbia University J.D., Boston College Law School M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tessa Spillane

    Tessa Spillane

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Smith College

    Varsity crew coach and director of intramural rowing programs; instructor in sailing and canoeing.

  • Rachel H. R. Stanley

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on inorganic environmental chemistry, especially gas tracers and climate change. Teaching  includes inorganic, introductory, and aquatic chemistry.

  • Glenn Stark

    Professor of Physics
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Molecular spectroscopist, focused on systems in atmospheric and astrophysical research.

  • Jane E. Starkman

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

    Professor of Music

  • Raymond James Starr

    Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Classics; Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Focuses on Roman literature and culture; law; the sociology of Roman literature and education; political communication; media studies; and Augustus.

  • Filomina Clarice Steady

    Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Boston University; B.Litt., D.Phil., Oxford University

    Studies of global gender systems and hierarchies; Africa and African Diaspora; social and environmental justice; international consulting.

  • Suzanne E. Stumpf

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute, Baroque Flute, and Chamber Music
    B.A., Wellesley College

    Specialist in chamber music; performer on modern and historical flutes; fosters study of repertoire within context of history/culture.

  • Yui Suzuki

    Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    A.B., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Duke University

    Evolutionary development (Evo-devo); Developmental genetics; Insect physiology

  • Joe Swingle

    Joseph Swingle

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Studies quantitative sociological data on the American family.

  • Jill Ann Syverson-Stork

    Senior Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University