Faculty Profiles

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    Adam Van Arsdale

    Assistant 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.

  • Didem Vardar-Ulu

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., Bilkent University (Turkey); Ph.D., Boston University

    A biophysical chemist, passionate about collaborative research and education efforts at the interface between life and physical sciences.

  • 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.

  • Carlos M. Vega

    Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., Kenyon College; M.S., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Third-year Assistant Swimming and Diving coach at Wellesley College.

  • Ann Velenchik

    Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Writing Program
    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Economist; Writing Program director; researching labor markets in Africa.

  • 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

    Interests: legal studies, media and urban studies, journalism, and legal history. In my teaching, I use blogs, wikis, and other new media. I'm a practicing attorney doing pro bono work on behalf of artists and art organizations in Massachusetts.

  • Ismar Volić

    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

    Assistant 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.

  • 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 of German, Emerita
    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

  • Lauri L. Wardell

    Senior Instructor in Physics Laboratory
    B.S., Fort Lewis College; M.S., University of Kentucky

    Teacher of basic physics principles, with interests in intercultural relations; liaison for Watson Fellowship; returned Peace Corps volunteer.

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