Faculty Profiles

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
  • Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil, St. John’s College (Oxford University); Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include Renaissance literature, book history, and the history and theory of literary genre.

  • Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., University of Massachusetts

    Teaches geosciences labs; Committed to giving students an appreciation for earth processes and an understanding of their impacts.

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

    Researches and teaches topics in early modern philosophy, with a focus on theories of human freedom and philosophical method in both rationalist and empiricist traditions. 

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Beijing Normal University; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

    Statistician specializing in topics of U-statistics, nonparametric kernel density estimation, risk estimation, variance estimation, cross-validation, resampling schemes, and extrapolation techniques.

  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Wang's research interest is analysis and she teaches in the areas of multivariable calculus and analysis

     

  • Professor Emerita of German
    B.A., Wilson College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington); D. Litt., h.c. (honorary Doctor of Humane Letters), Lasell College

    Retired from Wellesley in 2010 after 39 years. Helped establish Women’s and Gender Studies program.

  • Professor of Italian Studies
    B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory

  • Senior Instructor in Physics Laboratory
    B.S., Fort Lewis College; M.S., University of Kentucky

    Teacher of basic physics principles, with interests in intercultural relations; liaison for Watson Fellowship; returned Peace Corps volunteer.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in African Diasporic Drumming and Director of Yanvalou
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D. Candidate, Tufts University

    Focused on Yanvalou Drumming and Dance Ensemble, and African Diasporic drumming.

  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Research utilizes fruit flies and 'virtual-reality' flight simulators to investigate the neuronal mechanisms that permit the multi-sensory integration required to produce contextually appropriate behavior.

  • Senior Lecturer Emerita in Political Science
    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Princeton University

    Focuses on the politics of development, inequality and democracy in Latin America.

  • Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Astronomy
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.

  • PERA Professor of the Practice
    B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., Brown University

    Direct NCAA Division III intercollegiate volleyball program and teach skills and fitness courses in the Physical Education Department.

  • Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Ph.D., University of Southampton (England)

    Developing bionanotechnology anti-cancer reagents, biotech patent litigation expert.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in macroeconomics, particularly international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.

  • Professor of Russian
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

  • Assistant Professor of English
    B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

    Researches and teaches late medieval English literature, especially Chaucer and romance. Also studies medieval religious conflict and the history of race.

  • Professor Emerita of Biology
    B.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

    Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.

  • Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies
    B.A. Wellesley College; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I study traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.

  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Mission: to determine the distributed neural correlates of perception.

  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
    AB Hamilton College, Ph.D. University of Rochester

    Retired from Wellesley in 2007 after 37 years of teaching mathematics.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research probes how individuals think and see differently to illuminate principles of mind and brain and to inform applied work.

  • Nellie Zuckerman Cohen & Anne Cohen Heller Professor in Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology
    B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research interests include adult development; positive psychology; religion and spirituality; altruism; narcissism; wisdom; cross-cultural conceptions of the self.

  • Professor Emerita of Economics
    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.

  • Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Biochemistry research on hormone regulation of enzymes; educational research on core concepts in biochemistry, retention of women and minorities in science.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.