Faculty Profiles

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  • Lamia Balafrej

    Lamia Balafrej

    Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., M.A., Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and University of Paris; Ph.D., University of Provence

    Art historian working on the art and architecture of the Islamic world and their interweaving with global art history.

  • Amy Banzaert

    Lecturer in Engineering
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches engineering education and the development of consumer-oriented technologies that can benefit under-served populations worldwide.

  • Daniela Bartalesi-Graf

    Daniela Bartalesi-Graf

    Lecturer in Italian Studies
    B.A., Harvard University Extension School; M.A., Tufts University

    Research focuses on Italian language pedagogy and 20th century Italian cultural studies.

  • Tamar Barzel

    Assistant Professor of Music
    B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Ethnomusicologist specializing in the music of the United States, with a focus on jazz.

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    James Battat

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

    Experimental particle astrophysics including dark matter detection and precision tests of gravity with lunar laser ranging (lab website).

  • Deborah E. Bauer

    Visiting Lecturer in Neuroscience
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Molecular neuroscientist with an interest in glutamate transporters.

  • Wendy Bauer

    Wendy Hagen Bauer

    Professor of Astronomy
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Hawaii

    Researches mass loss from red giants and supergiants and the UV spectrum of the long-period interacting binary VV Cephei.

  • Connie Lynn Bauman

    PERA Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Arizona State University; Certificate, Indiana State University

    Sports Medicine Outreach project; engaged in predictive injury study; director, Employee Wellness Program.

  • Barbara Beatty

    Barbara R. Beatty

    Professor of Education
    A.B., Radcliffe College; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Historian of education and of childhood, teacher education, and education reform; preschool policy and advocacy

  • Rebecca Bedell

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

    Wellesley alumna; research explores the relations between art and science, and the place of sentimentalism in American art.

  • Melissa A. Beers

    Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    B.S., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Broad interests in molecular biology that are now focused on engaging students in complex experiments and science writing.

  • Bridget Belgiovine

    PERA Professor of the Practice; Director of Athletics; Chair of Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.S., Trenton State College; M.Ed., Springfield College

    Engaged in integration and promotion of fitness and sports, critical components for lifelong learning and well-being.

  • Barbara Beltz

    Barbara S. Beltz

    Allene Lummis Russell Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Passions for serotonin and adult neurogenesis! Excited about the wonderful neuroscience program at Wellesley College.

  • Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch

    Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch

    Visiting Lecturer in Political Science
    B.A., Tel-Aviv University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches international relations with a focus on the role of ideas and norms, transitional justice, and the Israel-Palestine conflict 

  • Robbie Berg

    Professor of Physics
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Laser based studies of new electronic materials.

  • Al Berger

    Alexander Berger

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., Framingham State University; M.A., Canisius College

    First season coaching basketball at Wellesley; also recruits for golf.

  • Patricia Gray Berman

    Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art
    B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Art historian specializing in the art and visual culture of the late 19 th, 20 th, and 21 st centuries. 

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