Faculty Profiles

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  • Thomas Nolden

    Professor of German
    Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Chair, German Department

  • Julie K. Norem

    Margaret Hamm Professor of Psychology
    A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Teaches personality psychology and optimism & pessimism. Researches strategies people use to pursue goals and how self-knowledge influences adaptation, performance, & social relationships.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alex Orquiza

    R. Alexander D. Orquiza

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.S., University of Edinburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Cultural historian researching 20th century American empire and Philippine history.

  • Alejandra Osorio

    Alejandra Osorio

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

    Associate Professor of History with a focus on the intersection of politics and urban culture in colonial Latin America.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Donna A. Patterson

    Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., University of Houston; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

    Historian with training in Africa and the African Diaspora with research in the history of medicine, gender, pharmaceuticals, drug policy, and entrepreneurship.

  • Timothy Walter Hopkins Peltason

    Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics; Professor of English
    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Tim Peltason teaches and writes about nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature and about Shakespeare.

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