Faculty Profiles

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  • Candice Ivy

    Visiting Lecturer and Director of the Jewett Galleries, 2014- 2015
    B.F.A., Coker College; M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University

    Multi-media artist.

  • Rachel Jacoff

    Rachel Jacoff

    Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies
    B.A Cornell University; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. Yale University

    My major interest is medieval Italian literature, especially Dante. I have also worked on medieval women writers and contemporary American poetry.

  • Seok Bae Jang

    Lecturer in East Asian Languages & Cultures
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Yonsei University

    Teaching Korean language; interested in linguistic and computational linguistic theories and methods of teaching Korean as a foreign language.

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    Michael Jeffries

    Associate Professor of American Studies
    A.B., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Qualitative sociologist with emphasis on race, gender, politics, identity, and popular culture.

  • Phil Jennings

    Phil Jennings

    PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Hamilton College; M.Ed., The College of New Jersey

    Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

  • Laura Jeppesen

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola da Gamba
    B.A., Wheaton College; M.M., Yale University

    Specialist in early music string playing. Plays repertory from the medieval, Renaissance & baroque eras with internationally-known ensembles.

  • Jeannine Johnson

    Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches writing courses, serves coordinator of the writing tutors, and writes and lectures about poetry, aesthetics, and rhetoric.

  • Jenny Olivia Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Music
    B.A., Barnard College; M.M., Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., New York University

    Composer of amplified opera, scholar of music, trauma, and synaesthesia.

  • Kristina Niovi Jones

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
    B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California

    Ecologist with a dual Wellesley role: Director of the Botanic Gardens and faculty member in Biology and Environmental Studies.

  • Bill Joseph

    William A. Joseph

    Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Bill Joseph's major area of research interest is contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, particularly the radicalism of Mao Zedong and its impact on China's political and economic development.

  • Joseph Joyce

    Joseph P. Joyce

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Economics
    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Research deals with financial globalization, IMF; teaches courses in macroeconomics; faculty director, Albright Institute

  • Marion R. Just

    Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research and teaching focuses on elections, politics, and the media.

  • Stella Kakavouli

    Stella Kakavouli

    Senior Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., National Technical University (Athens, Greece); M.S., Brown University

    Teaches introduction to computer science for majors and non-majors, as well as data structures.

  • Lidwien Kapteijns

    Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History
    B.A., Universiteit van Amsterdam; M.A., University of London; Doctoraal, Ph.D., Universiteit van Amsterdam

    African historian focusing on Somalia and Sudan; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali. 

  • Anastasia Karakasidou

    Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Social anthropologist doing research,  writing and teaching on the topics of health, illness and cancer.

  • Margaret Keane

    Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in exploring the cognitive and neural bases of human memory capacities; teach courses in memory, cognition, and neuropsychology.

  • David Kelley

    Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., Trinity College; M.F.A., University of California (Irvine)

    Artist doing work at the intersection of photography, performance, video, and critical studies.

  • Sari Kerr

    Senior Research Scientist
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

    Researcher on labor economics and entrepreneurship, with specific focus on women, education and immigration.