Faculty Profiles

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  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

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

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

  • Eni Mustafaraj

    Eni Mustafaraj

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    M.Eng., Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania); Ph.D., Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)

    Applies principles of artificial intelligence in social computing; studies how societal problems transfer onto computational platforms.

  • Jennifer Musto

    Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., DePaul University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    I am an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College where I teach courses on gender, sexuality, migration, globalization, and technology.

  • Seth Neumuller

    Seth Neumuller

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.S., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research in applied macroeconomics, with an emphasis on issues related to consumer finance and labor markets.

  • Kanako Nishikawa

    Kanako Nishikawa

    B.M., Toho School of Music (Tokyo); M.M., New England Conservatory

    Active soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist.

  • James Noggle

    James William Noggle

    Professor of English
    B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interested in 18th-century British literature and culture, literary theory, and Milton.

  • Thomas Nolden

    Thomas Nolden

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



    Director, Program in Comparative Literature

    Chair, German Department

  • Julie Norem

    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.

  • Eileen Mary O'Connor

    Eileen M. O'Connor

    Visiting Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., New York University

    My specialties are twentieth-century Latin American literature and the theory and practice of literary translation. I also write poetry and fiction.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Karel Olsson

    Concert Series Events Manager
    Bachelors in Music and Psychology, Wellesley College