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

    Assistant 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.

  • Edward Stettner

    Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
    B.A. Brown University, M.A. Princeton University, Ph.D. Princeton University

    Taught political theory courses at Wellesley. Main research field is American Political Thought.

  • 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.

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