Faculty Profiles

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • T. Kaye Peterman

    Susan M. Hallowell and Ruby Frances Howe Farwell Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Texas A & M University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Plant cell biologist who uses molecular genetics, biochemistry and confocal microscopy to study how plant cells grow and divide.

  • James Michael Petterson

    Professor of French
    B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

  • Caitlin Pickul

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.S., Providence College; M.B.A., Loyola University Chicago

    Assistant soccer coach; assistant director of strength and conditioning.

  • Jessica Polito

    Lecturer in the Quantitative Reasoning Program
    B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
  • Anjali Prabhu

    Professor of French
    B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Works in postcolonial studies, Francophone studies, cultural theory (especially French theory), cinema studies, African studies.

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