Faculty Profiles

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  • 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., Courant Institute (New York University)

    Research in geometric combinatorics, algebraic topology, and especially the surprising ways the latter can be used to solve problems of the former.

  • 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 Slabodian

    Quinn Slobodian

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

    Engaged in teaching and writing the history of modern Germany 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, film studies and youth culture.

  • Alexia Sontag

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

    Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Erinn Staley

    Visiting Lecturer in Religion
    B.A., Rhodes College; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interests include religion, gender, public health, and disability; teaches about religion and culture with attention to scholarly, popular, and new media writings.

  • 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

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

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

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