Faculty Profiles

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  • Lyn Turbak

    Franklyn A. Turbak

    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    S.B., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Programs and programming languages are at the heart of both my teaching and research.

  • Marilyn T. Turnbull

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., University of California (Berkeley)
  • James Morton Turner

    Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
    B.S., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on the recent history of U.S. environmental politics and policy, including public lands, climate change, and science and technology.

  • Diane Tutin

    Lecturer in Education
    B.A., Clark University; M.Ed., Framingham State College

    Experienced educator with interests in children's literature, literacy learning, fostering communities of learners, and special education.

  • L. Terrell Tyler, Jr.

    Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Southwestern University (Memphis); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaching interests include Southern literature, British cinema, and lyric traditions in gospel music.

  • 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)