Faculty Profiles

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  • 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.

  • Kera Washington

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in African Diasporic Drumming and Director of Yanvalou
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D. Candidate, Tufts University

    Focused on Yanvalou Drumming and Dance Ensemble, and African Diasporic drumming.

  • Lois Wasserspring

    Senior Lecturer in Political Science
    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Princeton University

    Focused on the politics of development, inequality and democracy in Latin America.

  • 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."

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