Faculty Profiles

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  • Catherine Ulissey

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

    From Ballet to Broadway with slippers worn through, it’s now time to teach the dance to the disciplined and the new!

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    Adam Van Arsdale

    Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought; Associate Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., B.S., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Engaged in questions on the evolution of biological variation and its connections to culture through the fossil record.

  • Carlos Alberto Vega

    Professor of Spanish
    A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.

  • Ann Velenchik

    Associate Professor of Economics; Dean of Academic Affairs
    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Development economist with intererest in Africa and labor markets; interest in economics pedagogy and active learning; writing across the curriculum

  • Monica Capobianco

    Monica Verity

    Director of Recreation/Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Wagner College M.S., Boston College
  • Carla M. Verschoor

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., University of Illinois (Urbana); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Enjoys teaching across the curriculum, from first-year students to graduating seniors.

  • Maurizio S. Viano

    Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
    Laurea in Lettere Moderne, University of Genova; Ph.D., University of Oregon

    Professor of cinema and media studies doing research on Surrealism, the Neo-Baroque, and the cinema of Raúl Ruiz, and teaching film history and European cinema.

  • Benjamin Vining

    Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology
    B.A., Colgate University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Environmental Anthropologist and Archaeologist

  • Lynne Spigelmire Viti

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., J.D., Boston College

    Teaching interests: bioethics, legal studies, media and urban studies, journalism, and legal history. I integrate blogs, wikis, and other new media into my teaching.

  • Ismar Volić

    Theresa Mall Mullarkey Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

    Research in algebraic topology, specifically calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings, including knots and links.

  • Sarah Wall-Randell

    Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil, St. John’s College (Oxford University); Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include Renaissance literature, book history, and the history and theory of literary genre.

  • James Wallenstein

    James Wallenstein

    Newhouse Visiting Professor of Creative Writing
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
  • Maria Waller

    Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., University of Massachusetts

    Teaches geosciences labs; Committed to giving students an appreciation for earth processes and an understanding of their impacts.

  • Julie Walsh

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    B.A, University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

    Researches and teaches topics in early modern philosophy, with a focus on theories of human freedom and philosophical method in both rationalist and empiricist traditions. 

  • Helen P. Wang

    Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Wang's research interest is analysis and she teaches in the areas of multivariable calculus and analysis

     

  • Margaret E. Ward

    Margaret E. Ward

    Professor Emerita of German
    B.A., Wilson College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington); D. Litt., h.c. (honorary Doctor of Humane Letters), Lasell College

    Retired from Wellesley in 2010 after 39 years. Helped establish Women’s and Gender Studies program.

  • David Ward

    Professor of Italian Studies
    B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory