Faculty Profiles

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  • Wesley Andrés Watters

    Wesley Andres Watters

    Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Astronomy; 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.

  • 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.

  • Dorothy Webb

    PERA Associate 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.

  • Kristen Weeks

    Kristen Weeks

    PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Westfield State College; M.S., University of Massachusetts (Amherst); Ph.D., Simmons College

    "The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire and how you handle injury along the way."

  • 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.

  • Dorothea "Dot" Widmayer

    Professor of Biology Emerita
    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

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

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

  • Kristin H. Williams

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in East Asian Languages and Cultures
    B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research in Japanese literature, children’s culture, and book history of the 17th to 19th century.

  • 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 of Economics, Emerita
    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.

  • Adele Wolfson

    Adele Wolfson

    Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Biochemistry research on hormone regulation of enzymes; educational research on core concepts in biochemistry, retention of women and minorities in science.

  • Josuha M. Wood

    Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy
    B.A., University of Missouri (St. Louis, Pierre Laclede Honors College); Ph.D., Boston University

    My research concerns the history of early modern philosophy with an emphasis on theories of causation and the empiricist tradition.

  • Winifred Jane Wood

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.

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