Faculty Profiles

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  • Megan Nunez

    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Expertise in DNA damage and bacterial biophysics.

  • Elizabeth Oakes

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Scientific interests include adaptation to stress and protein-DNA interactions; enjoys teaching chemistry and biochemistry labs.

  • Professor Pashington Obeng

    Pashington Obeng

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., University of Ghana; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University

    Specializes in Indian Ocean & Transatlantic African Diaspora studies, Anthropology of religion in continental Africa & New World Afro-Atlantic areas, cultural communication focusing on Black filmic representations.

  • Leah M. Okumura

    Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jay Oles

    James Oles

    Senior Lecturer in Art
    B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects.

  • Liza Oliver

    Liza Oliver

    Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., University of North Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Art historian focusing on 18th- and 19th-century Europe and South Asia, colonialism, Indian Ocean trade, and intersections of art and science.

  • Dave Olsen in studio

    David Olsen

    Assistant Professor of Art
    B.F.A., University of Washington (Seattle); M.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    New media artist interested in collaborative and interactive experiences using both traditional and experimental visual techniques.

  • Ronald Osborn

    Ronald E. Osborn

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Justice Studies
    B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.A., St. John's College ; M.S., University of London; Ph.D., University of Southern California

    Religion and violence; philosophical groundings of human rights; conflict transformation; pacifism and just war theory; politics and literature.

  • Alejandra Osorio

    Alejandra B. Osorio

    Associate Professor of History
    B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Research focuses on politics and urban culture in the Spanish Habsburg Empire. Teaching focuses on the Spanish American and Iberian worlds.

  • Geofred Osoro

    Geofred Osoro

    Visiting Lecturer in Africana Studies
    B.A., Moi University; M.A., University of Nairobi

    Research focuses on Swahili proverbial language and the sociocultural theory.

  • Liz Owen

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., University of Minnesota

    My special interests are yoga practice as a healing modality for anxiety and depression, for spinal health, and working with young adults to cultivate a positive self-image.

  • Keri O’Meara

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Montclair State University; Ed.M., Bloomsburg University

    Wellesley Softball stays true to the fundamentals of the game. We strive to develop leaders on and off the field.

  • Robert L. Paarlberg

    Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researcher on food and agricultural policy, with a focus on farming technologies and poverty in the developing world.

  • Kyung Park

    Kyung Park

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research in the field of law and economics as well as topics in political economy, with particular interest in racial discrimination and inequality.

  • Sergio Parussa

    Associate Professor of Italian Studies
    Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

    Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.

  • Cassandra Pattanayak

    Jack and Sandra Polk Guthman '65 Director, Quantitative Analysis Institute; Visiting Lecturer
    A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Statistician specializing in causal inference; creating the Quantitative Analysis Institute, to expand the role of statistics at Wellesley.