Faculty Profiles

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  • Wesley Andrés Watters

    Wesley Andres Watters

    Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Astronomy
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

  • Catherine Wearing

    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.

  • Dorothy Webb

    PERA Professor of the Practice
    B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., Brown University

    Direct NCAA Division III intercollegiate volleyball program and teach skills and fitness courses in the Physical Education Department.

  • Drew Webb

    Andrew "Drew" Webb

    Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Ph.D., University of Southampton (England)

    Developing bionanotechnology anti-cancer reagents, biotech patent litigation expert.

  • Shannon N. Weber

    Visiting Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies
    A.B., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Akila Weerapana

    Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in macroeconomics, particularly international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.

  • Adam Weiner

    Associate Professor of Russian
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

  • Matthew Wellenbach

    Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies
    B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Brown University

    Studies the literary, performance and cultural history of ancient Greece.

  • Cord Whitaker

    Cord J. Whitaker

    Assistant Professor of English
    B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

    Researches and teaches late medieval English literature, especially Chaucer and romance. Also studies medieval religious conflict and the history of race.

  • Dorothea "Dot" Widmayer

    Professor Emerita of Biology
    B.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

    Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.

  • Ellen B. Widmer

    Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies
    B.A. Wellesley College; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I study traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.

  • Michael Wiest

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Mission: to determine the distributed neural correlates of perception.

  • Howard Wilcox

    Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
    AB Hamilton College, Ph.D. University of Rochester

    Retired from Wellesley in 2007 after 37 years of teaching mathematics.

  • Patrick Willoughby

    Director of Sustainability
  • Jeremy Wilmer

    Jeremy B. Wilmer

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research probes how individuals think and see differently to illuminate principles of mind and brain and to inform applied work.

  • Paul M. Wink

    Nellie Zuckerman Cohen & Anne Cohen Heller Professor in Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology
    B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Psychology Department chair; research interests include adult development; positive psychology; religion and spirituality; altruism; narcissism; wisdom; cross-cultural conceptions of the self.

  • Ann Witte

    Ann Witte

    Professor Emerita of Economics
    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.