Faculty Profiles

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  • Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

    Associate Professor of South Asia Studies
    B.A., M.A., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Randy Shull

    Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Humboldt State University; M.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Currently studying the discrepancy of partial orders as a measure of "fairness" achievable under extension to weak or linear orders.

  • Frederic W. Shultz

    Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Research involves operator algebras, and quantum information theory, both of which involve linear algebra and functional analysis.

  • Olga Shurchkov

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research in behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions

  • Daniel Sichel

    Professor of Economics
    B.A., M.P.P., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research interests include macroeconomics, long-run growth, and technology. 

  • Marilyn Sides

    Marilyn Sides

    Senior Lecturer in English
    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

  • Linda M. Sieck

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., William Paterson College

    Passionate about creating life balance through yoga, dance, Pilates, meditation, and humor.

  • Edward Silver

    Assistant Professor of Religion
    B.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Expert in ancient Israelite prophecy.

  • Steven Simon

    Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics
    B.A., Yale University; M.S., Ph.D., Courant Institute (New York University)

    Research in geometric combinatorics, algebraic topology, and especially the surprising ways the latter can be used to solve problems of the former.

  • Susan E. Skeath

    Professor of Economics
    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory applied game theory, and experimental economics.

  • Stephen Slivan

    Instructor in Astronomy Laboratory
    S.B., S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Astronomer focused on the Koronis family of asteroids; teaches introductory astronomy at Wellesley and MIT. 

  • Quinn Slobodian

    Quinn Slobodian

    Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University

    Historian of modern Europe and the world.

  • Mingwei Song

    Associate Professor of Chinese
    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Specializing in modern Chinese literature, film studies and youth culture.

  • Alexia Sontag

    Professor Emerita of Mathematics
    B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

    Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.

  • Francesca Southerden

    Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
    B.A., University of Oxford (Somerville College); M.St., D.Phil., University of Oxford (Hertford College)

    Specializing in Italian medieval and early modern literature, especially Dante and Petrarch.

  • Tessa Spillane

    Tessa Spillane

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Smith College

    Varsity crew coach and director of intramural rowing programs; instructor in sailing and canoeing.

  • Erinn Staley

    Visiting Lecturer in Religion
    B.A., Rhodes College; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interests include religion, gender, public health, and disability; teaches about religion and culture with attention to scholarly, popular, and new media writings.

  • Rachel H. R. Stanley

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on inorganic environmental chemistry, especially gas tracers and climate change. Teaching  includes inorganic, introductory, and aquatic chemistry.