Faculty Profiles

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Benjamin P. Wood

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
  • 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.

  • Miya Woolfalk

    Miya Woolfalk

    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Stanford University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research on American political behavior, racial and ethnic politics, religion and politics, and social policy and inequality.

  • Suh-jen Yang

    Suh-jen Yang

    Visiting Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Cultures
    M.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., National Taiwan Normal University; Ph.D., University of Washington

    Expert in Chinese literature. 

  • Liz Young

    Elizabeth Marie Young

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Poet and scholar of Latin poetry and comparative literature.

  • Ina Zdorovetchi

    Ina Zdorovetchi

    Music Performance Faculty in Harp
    B.M., Bucharest University of Music; B.M., Boston Conservatory; M.M., Boston University College of Fine Arts

    Artistic Director, Boston Harp Festival; Principal Harpist, Boston Lyric Opera; Top Prize Winner, 17th International Harp Contest in Israel

  • Paula Zeitlin

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Violin
    B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Chicago

    Teach jazz violin and viola improvisation, coach small jazz ensembles and jazz string ensemble; perform with jazz duo and jazz quintet PZQ; enjoy all styles.

  • Weina Zhao

    Weina Zhao

    Senior Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Clark University

    Interests include language teaching methodology, cross-cultural communication, Chinese pedagogical grammar, and language and culture.

  • Eve Zimmerman

    Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Japanese
    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Modern Japanese literature; how writers (and manga artists) use "girlhood" to express views on gender, sexuality, and history.