Faculty Profiles

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  • Nicholas A. Knouf

    Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
    B.S., California Institute of Technology; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Media scholar and artist researching noise, interferences, sound, information, and affect in media of the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Yu Jin Ko

    Professor of English
    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Cambridge University (Clare College); Ph.D., Yale University

    Shakespearean engaged in bringing theatre and academia into greater dialogue; can also be found at home with kids or on soccer field.

  • T. James Kodera

    T. James Kodera

    Professor of Religion
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.

  • Philip L. Kohl

    Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies; Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., Columbia University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research on prehistory of Eurasia, current political use of remote past; anthropology as the study of cultural and biological evolution.

  • Nancy Harrison Kolodny

    Nellie Zuckerman Cohen and Anne Cohen Heller Professor of Health Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Authority on nuclear magnetic resonance and its application to problems in medicine and biology.

  • Martina Koniger

    Martina Königer

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Diploma, Ph.D., University of Würzburg (Germany)

    Plant physiologist investigating various processes that allow plants to optimize photosynthesis.

  • Joel Krieger

    Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Yale College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Joel Krieger is a scholar of comparative and international politics.

  • Jennifer A. Kroll

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Northwestern University; M.S., University of Kentucky

    Varsity basketball coach; promoting and teaching physical fitness and lifelong positive health habits.

  • Jens Kruse

    Professor of German
    Staatsexamen, Universität Hamburg; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Researching Goethe and Kafka; teaching across the curriculum; involved in college governance.

     

  • Brian K. Kuscher

    PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Franklin Pierce University; M.A., Concordia University

    Coaching and teaching tennis for more than 17 years, including private coaching, club coaching, college coaching, and national teams.

  • Michelle Labonte

    Michelle LaBonte

    Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Molecular biologist with current interests in science education and the ethical implications of new genetic technologies.

  • Yuan-Chu Ruby Lam

    Professor of Chinese
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in China's contemporary issues, especially those concerning the Mongols and the Tibetans.

  • Karen Lange

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Professor Lange's interests are in computability theory, an area of logic that explores the algorithmic content encoded in mathematical problems.

  • Gabriel Langfur

    Music Instructor of Trombone
    B.A., Oberlin College; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., New England Conservatory

    Bass trombonist in the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestras; performs frequently with the Boston Symphony and Pops, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and in orchestras and theaters throughout New England and beyond.

  • Steve Langone

    Music Performance Faculty in Jazz-Rock-Latin Drums
    B.A., Berklee College of Music
  • Riyaz Latif

    Visiting Lecturer in South Asia Studies
    Dip.Arch., Institute of Environmental Design, India; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

    Teaches elementary and intermediate Hindi/Urdu, as well as classes in art history, Islamic cultures and premodern Islamic travelers.

  • Flavia Laviosa

    Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies
    B.A., University of Bari (Italy); M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

    Involved in foreign language education, testing, study abroad programs, international internships, and Italian cinema.

  • Josh Lederman

    Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Clark University; M.F.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    English compositionist, interested in teaching and research and the theories behind the practice, matters of language and power.

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